BENEFITS OF FENUGREEK TEA
WRITTEN BY SNEHA EDITED BY ABIGAIL FEWEL, MS, RD, LDN
Fenugreek is an herb with medicinal properties that you can soak in water to make fenugreeek tea. But, what are the benefits of said tea?
Antioxidants fight off free radicals, and unstable cells that can lead to conditions like cancer and premature aging.
It is a great source of antioxidants
Studies show that soaked fenugreek seeds can help lower blood glucose level for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Other studies also show that fenugreek extract can inhibit carbohydrate absorption and enhance insulin action.
It helps in diabetes treatment
A high level of cholesterol is one of the contributing factors of heart disease. Studies suggest that regular consumption of fenugreek seeds lowers the level of LDL, cholesterol and triglycerides.
It is cardioprotective in nature
One study suggests that the daily consumption of fenugreek may reduce the consumption of fat-based foods. This effects is most likely attributed to fenugreek’s high fiber content that can make you feel full longer.
It promotes weight loss
IT MAY PROTECT AGAINST HAIRLOSS
Some studies suggest that fenugreek can help reduce hair loss and promote hair growth. Though these studies center on topical application rather than direct consumption, they are still worth mentioning.
Fenugreek has been shown to protect against migraines, diabetes-induced auditory neuropathy, and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. This effect is mostly attributed to fenugreek’s trigonelline.
It improves brain function
Studies show that regular consumption of fenugreek increases testosterone levels. As a result, subjects saw improvement in strength training and sexual function..
Fenugreek is a galactagogue, meaning it promotes breast milk production. One study reported that fenugreek consumption for 2 weeks increases breast milk production by about 49%.
It helps in breast milk production
Fenugreek tea is great, but you should not fully rely on its treatment capabilities, especially for diabetes and other serious conditions. It is best taken as a supplement to a healthy lifestyle and a doctor consultation.
Fenugreek tea is great, but make sure you ingest the seeds afterwards. They have the fiber and nutrients that take this tea to the next level.
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