Since childhood, especially in Indian households, we have been grown up hearing the various benefits that Fenugreek has& the different ways through which we can consume it. These seeds or leaves act not only as herbs but also as a spice (seeds) & vegetable.
Fenugreek is a potent herb that offers various benefits for a healthier body. We try every way possible to lose weight or to achieve a body that we desire to but, much to our dismay, we often fail to achieve the desired goal. Despite hours & hours of workouts & trying every diet possible, we end up struggling to lose that extra ounce of weight.
Good news is that our kitchen itself has many items that can prove to be beneficial in making us achieve our goal of a healthier & fitter body & make us lose weight. One of the magical ingredients here is Fenugreek (Methi). This amazing herb, when used in proper amounts, can help in improving metabolism, boosts digestion & helps in speeding up weight loss. This herb activates the burning of fat & other adipose tissues. Having fenugreek seeds or powder in warm or hot water can prove to be an excellent recipe for losing weight quickly.
A study published in 2015, in the International Journal For Vitamin and Nutrition Research, found out that consuming 10 grams of fenugreek seeds soaked in hot water can help in keeping away Type 2 Diabetes. The methi dana (seeds) water lowers blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
The best way to consume this herb is by taking fenugreek seeds in a glass of hot water & letting it steep for about 10 minutes. For some flavour, you can add lemon & a few drops of honey too.
Fenugreek water & some of its benefits –
- It improves insulin secretion & insulin sensitivity for type 2 diabetic patients because it contains an amino acid called 4-hydroxyisleucine, which has anti-diabetic properties.
- It lowers the rate of sugar absorption in the body; it helps in slowing down digestion & increases insulin that the body releases.
- Fenugreek seeds also contain a water-soluble fibre called Galactomannan that helps in restraining the appetite by making a person feel full. This burns fat, increases metabolism & helps in better weight management & overall health.