Diabetes Management: How To Use Fenugreek In Your Diet To Manage Blood Sugar Levels
- Aanchal Mathur
Updated : January 20, 2022 05:01 IST
As per several experts and studies, fenugreek an excellent home remedy for blood sugar regulation.
Diabetes is perhaps one of the major concerns in the world of health and fitness. A chronic irreversible lifestyle disease, diabetes, is characterized by increased blood sugar (glucose) level in the body. And if left unmanaged, the condition can give rise to other serious ailments related to the heart and kidney. Even though the disease is irreversible, experts suggest many lifestyle and diet changes that can help manage blood sugar levels. While sugary treats are a distant dream for those with diabetes, experts advise certain healthy eating habits to manage the condition.
Fenugreek For Diabetes
Small meals at regular intervals and a balanced diet full of fibre, carbs, and protein top the list. Certain spices, herbs, vegetables, and home remedies can also help one manage the condition. One such ingredient is fenugreek (methi)! As per several experts and studies, fenugreek an excellent home remedy for blood sugar regulation since fenugreek seeds are a rich source of soluble fibre, which ultimately slow down the absorption of sugar in our body. International Journal For Vitamin and Nutrition Research published a study that said that 10 grams of fenugreek seeds soaked in hot water might help control type-2 diabetes if consumed daily. Interesting, isn’t it?
So here are two ways how you can use fenugreek at home to manage blood sugar levels:
1. Fenugreek water
One of the most popular methods to use fenugreek seeds! All you need to do is soak the fenugreek seeds in water overnight and drink the water the next day, empty stomach. Yes, it is that easy.
2. Sprouted Fenugreek Seeds
Sprouting the seeds makes them more delicious and easily digestive. To sprout fenugreek seeds, soak a handful of seeds in warm water overnight, strain and drain in the morning. Wrap them in a cloth and let them rest for 3-4 days for the seeds to sprout. When you see the seeds develop a white-tail, you know they are ready to use! The taste might be bitter, so that you can add some spices, fruits and veggies to it for a flavourful salad!
Nevertheless, diabetes management is a gradual process that requires persistence and mindful lifestyle changes. Before making any changes in your diet and lifestyle, always consult a san expert, especially if you are on medication.