1) Fenugreek seed also known as Trigonella foenum-graecum is commonly used in India as a dietary supplement.
2) It has been commonly used as herbal preparation for diabetes treatment. Multiple mechanisms are suggested for its efficacy in diabetes population.
3) Active compounds of fenugreek included soluble fiber, saponins, trigonelle, diosgenin, and 4-hydroxyisoleucine
4) Soluble fibers in fenugreek seed extracts have the potential to slow enzymatic digestion of carbohydrates, reduce gastrointestinal absorption of glucose, and thus reduce post-prandial glucose levels.
5) The amino acid 4-OH Ile in fenugreek seeds increases glucose-induced insulin release in human thereby control blood glucose levels.
6) In addition, fenugreek stimulated glucose uptake in peripheral tissues and had insulinotropic properties
7) Fenugreek is widely available in India and cost effective product.
8) The dose of fenugreek seed also affects the blood sugar levels and higher dosages do show more hypoglycemic effect. A daily dose of 10 grams of fenugreek seeds soaked in hot water may help control type-2 diabetes.
1) Can use these seeds in fermentation of the Dosa, Idli batter.
2) Fenugreek powder/seeds can be used as a spice on daily basis for sabji, dal tadka, rice etc.
3) Can mix few Sprouted fenugreek seeds with other sprouts.
4) Can add few seeds in appe.
5) Can mix fenugreek powder with Wheat flour.
6) Can add in besan chilla.
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2) Neelakantan N, Narayanan M, de Souza R, van Dam R. Effect of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecumL.) intake on glycemia: a meta-analysis of clinical trials. Nutrition Journal. 2014;13(1).