Let me not make this a lament for our bad choice of food consumption and go in directly to the topic of the day...fenugreek.
I had a total hysterectomy last year and I'm in my mid 30s ,due to medical long standing medical problems.So I was plunged into menopause overnight.I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and hypertension almost a decade back.Because of my menopause, I suddenly had high sugar levels and my blood pressure was always more than 140/90.I didn't go for the hormonal treatment as my Gyni suggested I better not go the therapy as I had just weaned off of prednisolone ,which I take for my rheumatoid arthritis.
So since I have started taking overnight soaked fenugreek seeds in water every morning, on an empty stomach,with every passing week,my blood sugar is going down (getting better) and losing a little weight too.Blood pressure is still a bit cranky but hopefully that too shall get normal.I stress a lot over nothing sometimes...oh the fenugreek seeds...
So here's the benefits which I have copied from various sites.Please read and inshallah,it may prove helpful to you or someone you love.
Firstly, This is fenugreek seeds.
South Indians use this very often in most of their sea foods and herbal medicines.....so it isn't greek to us....
We add the leaves to some of the dals and eat it as well.They are absolutely delicious.
Fenugreek seeds have been found to contain protein, vitamin C, niacin, potassium, and diosgenin (which is a compound that has properties similar to estrogen). Other active constituents in fenugreek are alkaloids, lysine and L-tryptophan, as well as steroidal saponins (diosgenin, yamogenin, tigogenin, and neotigogenin).