Health & Nutrition - - NUTRITION UPDATE - Methi methi Sumedh Joshi, Hy­der­abad

QIn a pre­vi­ous is­sue you have wwrit­ten about the benefits oof fenu­greek seed in­take for ppeo­ple with di­a­betes. I want to know ● Does fenu­greek seed of­fer any benefits for healthy peo­ple? I mean, would it act as a pre­ven­tive mea­sure? I have been eat­ing boiled seeds (1 ta­ble­spoon soaked overnight) ev­ery morn­ing with curd. ● Does fenu­greek seed help peo­ple with high choles­terol as well? My mother was di­ag­nosed with high choles­terol a few years ago (her BP and blood sugar lev­els are nor­mal how­ever). She re­fuses to go on med­i­ca­tion, so I’m won­der­ing if can help bring down her choles­terol lev­els.

AYes, fenu­greek seeds can be taken as a pre­ven­tive mea­sure. Its high fi­bre con­tent (45.4 % to 32 % insoluble fi­bre and 13.3% sol­u­ble fi­bre) aids nor­mal bowel move­ments. The fi­bre con­tent also helps pre­vent blood sugar spikes and low­ers blood choles­terol lev­els. Ad­di­tion­ally fenu­greek seeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. We all need to sup­ple­ment our di­ets with omega-3 rich foods, es­pe­cially veg­e­tar­i­ans who don’t eat fish. So all in all, fenu­greek seeds pro­vide mul­ti­ple health benefits for nor­mal healthy in­di­vid­u­als too.

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