Fenugreek can be consumed in many ways to enjoy the benefits of lowered blood sugar levels. Being an aromatic plant, fenugreek carries numerous health benefits in the books of Ayurveda.
Fenugreek seeds, also, known as Methi, are loaded with many health properties. Fenugreek water is beneficial for everyone. It promotes weight loss, detoxifies the liver, kidneys and boosts metabolism. Fenugreek plays an important role in lowering blood sugar levels.
According to Ayurveda, fenugreek carries numerous health benefits. It is a powerhouse of several Minerals, Vitamins and Poly nutrients. Fenugreek can lower blood sugar levels and enhance insulin production.
It is an aromatic plant, a key ingredient in curries and many Indian recipes. The best part of fenugreek is not only its seeds but also the leaves carry medicinal properties.
How does fenugreek lower blood sugar levels?
As fenugreek seeds are high in soluble fiber, it lowers blood sugar by slowing down the digestion process and absorption of carbohydrates.
Many clinical trials show that fenugreek seeds can enhance the metabolic symptoms linked to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes by lowering blood glucose levels and enhancing glucose tolerance.
Researchers in India say that adding a certain amount of fenugreek seed powder to the daily diet of patients with type 1 diabetes significantly reduced their fasting blood glucose levels – it does so by secreting too much insulin in the body (fenugreek is an insulin secretor) more amount of insulin in the body can lead to “insulin resistance”. Additionally, it also enhanced their glucose tolerance and reduced their total cholesterol, LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol as well as triglycerides.
We always recommend choosing 100% fenugreek seeds as it carries better nutrition since it is free from harmful pesticides. Also, choosing organic sources plays a vital role in our ecosystem.
How to consume fenugreek to lower blood sugar levels?
Fenugreek can be taken in numerous ways. Here are two ways of taking fenugreek.
- Fenugreek tea
You will need:
- 1 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
How to prepare:
- Boil one cup of water and add fenugreek leaves and seeds.
- Let it steep for 10 minutes.
- Strain and transfer it to a cup. If you don’t like the bitter taste, add honey.
- Have this tea twice a day – morning and evening. You will notice a drastic change in your blood sugar levels.
- Fenugreek seeds with water
You will need:
- 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds
- 2 cups water
How to prepare:
- Soak the fenugreek seeds in water overnight.
- The next morning, strain the drink and have it on an empty stomach in the morning.
- Repeat the process for a month to lower high blood sugar levels.
Before taking fenugreek, we recommend consulting your medical practitioner, especially if you are having diabetes. As it is a natural blood sugar reducing herb, it may cause your blood sugar to fall very low (hypoglycemia), especially if you are consuming it with prescription medication.
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