A week-towards health-DAY 1 - FenugreekPriya Joshi | Jan 20, 2016 |
Who doesn't love to be healthy,Slim,Refreshing,energetic in their life.
I know we all are running on busy schedules and you started thinking that i am going to share long post on 'how to loose weight' or something related to that.
But My concept (at-least for now) is different however i always interested share my thoughts and experiments on 'maintaining diet','loose weight' etc.. (i will also share that on blog one day).
There are so many fruits and vegetables in the world and i am always curious to know nutritious facts about that.
I was thinking about this post for so long.I wanted to share what I have came across by far.
So here i am sharing some nutritious facts about random fruits and vegetables and how they help us to stay healthy.These are the facts i got from magazines,newspapers and different person.
I am celebrating a 'A week- towards health' on this blog. I will share any 3-4 Health tips OR kitchen tricks or pick any one ingredient you can easily get from your kitchen.
So the celebration begins,I will do health-post on this blog daily for a One week. I hope you will appreciate it.
Famous American dietitian Dr. Lelord kordel has wrote separate book on "garlic and fenugreek" and praised as an excellent medicine. Dried fenugreek seeds and fenugreek herbs are found both in our kitchen.
- Lowers blood cholesterol:According to studies fenugreek helps to reduce cholesterol level, especially that of the low density lipoprotein (LDL). They are known to be rich source of steroidal saponins that prevent the absorption of cholesterol and triglycerides.
- Reduces risk of heart disease:Due to the presence of galactomannan, fenugreek plays a key role in maintain your heart health. It also contains high amount of potassium that counters the action of sodium to help control heart rate and blood pressure.
- Controls blood sugar levels:Diabetic must include methi (either in the form of seeds or leaves) in their diet. Because galactomannan, a natural soluble fiber present in fenugreek slows down the rate of sugar absorption into blood. It also contains amino acid responsible for inducing the production of insulin.
- Aids digestion:As fenugreek is rich in fiber and antioxidants, it helps in flushing out harmful toxins from the body and thus, aids digestion. In some cases, fenugreek tea is used to relieve indigestion and stomach pain. You can even drink fenugreek decoction early in the morning to deal with constipation.
- Helps counter acid re flux or heartburn:One teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in your food can be an effective remedy for acid reflux or heartburn. Mucilage of fenugreek seeds coat the lining of the stomach and intestine and soothe irritated gastrointestinal tissues. Before consuming, you can soak the methi seeds in water to make their outer coat mucilaginous.
- Helps you lose weight:Include fenugreek in your weight loss diet by chewing soaked methi seeds in the morning on an empty stomach. The natural soluble fibre in the fenugreek can swell and fill the stomach thereby suppressing your appetite and aiding your weight loss goals.
- Remedy for fever and sore throat:Fenugreek when taken with a teaspoon of lemon and honey can work wonders to reduce fever by nourishing the body. The soothing effect of mucilage in fenugreek also helps to relieve cough and pain from sore throat.
- Increases breast milk production in lactating women:Fenugreek ranks high among the ‘must haves’ for nursing mothers. This is due to the presence of diosgenin in the spice which increases milk production in lactating mothers.
- Induces and eases child birth:Fenugreek has been known to be helpful in inducing childbirth by stimulating uterine contractions. It also reduces labour pain. But here’s a word of caution. Excess intake of fenugreek seeds during pregnancy could put you at risk of miscarriage or premature childbirth.
- Helps soothe skin inflammation and reduces scars:While Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant, fenugreek also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that aid in the treatment of various skin problems like burns, boils and eczema. The seeds are known to help in getting rid of scars. All you need to do is apply a clean cloth soaked in methi seed paste to fight skin inflammation.
- Helps treat skin problems(tried and tested by me):Fenugreek or methi can be used in face packs to help prevent blackheads, pimples, wrinkles, etc. Washing your face with water boiled with fenugreek seeds or applying a paste of fresh fenugreek leaves for twenty minutes on your face can work wonders for your skin.
- Can help resolve hair problems(Tried and tested by me):Using fenugreek as a part of your diet or as a paste to directly apply on your hair makes your hair shiny and black. Massaging your head everyday with boiled fenugreek seeds soaked overnight in coconut oil can be an excellent remedy for thinning of hair and hair fall. What more? Fenugreek is also great to keep the dandruff away.
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