How Does Fenugreek Help Cure Diabetes?
Diet rules the life of a diabetic. The minute this becomes a part of your life, every single food item you consume requires scrutiny.
But what if I tell you that you can continue to enjoy all your favorite foods (in moderation) if you add a magic ingredient in your diet? Sounds good? Read on to find out what we are talking about.
Scientific Name—Trigonella foenum-graecum
Origin—Western Asia, Southern Europe, and Middle-East
Other Names—Methi (Hindi), Mentulu (Telugu), Ventayam (Tamil), Uluva (Malayalam)
Abundantly available in the regions of North Africa, South Asia, and Mediterranean regions, fenugreek comes in two variants—bitter-tasting seeds and leaves—that are incredibly beneficial for treating diabetic conditions.
Almost all the medicinal properties of this ingredient can be attributed to the presence of various active compounds in it. Fenugreek contains phytochemical components and essential nutrients such as trigonelline, yamogenin, chlorine, calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, iron, zinc, and magnesium (1).
Apart from its medicinal applications, fenugreek also has some culinary significance. The seeds of fenugreek are used as a spice in many of the Indian recipes.
Diabetes For Diabetes – How Is It Helpful?
With millions of people being affected by this disease every minute, diabetes is turning out to be an epidemic, particularly in India.
No, I’m not kidding!
According to WHO, India holds the record of carrying the most diabetic cases in the millennium year (about 31,705,000) and is expected to grow over 100% in twenty years. Th Continue reading