Both weight control and Diabetes control are matter of concern globally.
Improving lifestyle with simple addition and proper use of few ingredients readily available in kitchen can help control weight and Diabetes.
Fenugreek seeds (Methidana) is one of the most trusted Ayurvedic superfood from Indian kitchen that not only controls weight but also helps to control Diabetes. Moreover Fenugreek seeds are also helpful in body detoxification.
Many studies have shown that simple addition of Fenugreek seeds have synergestic effect in Weight and Diabetes control alongwith diet control and exercise.
Health Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds for Weight Control
A water soluble component called Galactomannan present in Fenugreek seeds helps supress appetite.
Hence help reduce belly fat and control weight.
In addition to this, high fiber content of Fenugreek seeds improves metabolism and helps in weight control.
Health Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds for Diabetes Control
Galactomannan present in Fenugreek seeds delays intestinal absorption of sugars taken from food and diet. Moreover alkaloids fenugrecin and trigonelline have Diabetes controlling action.
Components like Hydroxyisoleucine in Fenugreek seeds act on pancreas to release Insulin that controls Diabetes.
How to Use Fenugreek Seeds for Weight Control and Diabetes Control
- Fenugreek Water
Soak 10 gms of Fenugreek seeds in 2 cups warm water overnight. Drink this water in the morning. You can chew the seeds also.
- Fenugreek Tea
Crush 1/2 teaspoon of Fenugreek seeds in Mortar pestle and boil in a cup of water. Steep for 3-4 minutes. Strain it and consume hot.
3. Fenugreek Sprouts
Sprout fenugreek seeds for 3 days then consume sprouted Fenugreek seeds. You can mix either have them dierctly or mix with other veggies or other sprouts.
Fenugreek seeds have warm effect to body, so better to consume them during colder season. Don’t overdo the quantity as this may lead to complications.