Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Fenugreek (methi) and diabetes

Fenugreek (methi) and diabetes

Fenugreek aids carbohydrate metabolism and helps regulate blood sugar levels after meals. Fenugreek contains a specialized  type of soluble fiber Galactomannan that slows the absorption of glucose in the intestines and reduces the amount of fat that is absorbed.Fenugreek also contains amino acid responsible for inducing the production of insulin.

Generally people have misconceptions that consuming fenugreek leaves in vegetable form too would lower their sugar level, however, this is not the case, fenugreek seeds taken orally or in powdered form, stuffed in roti or after soaking them overnight proves effective for diabetic patients.

Consuming just 5gm-10gm fenugreek, a day, in any form, helps in reducing the blood sugar level effectively.

Mrs Shilpa Mittal
Nutritionist and Diet Consultant
Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover

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