Fenugreek

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Fenugreek ★

Fenugreek is excellent for treating digestive disorders like acid reflux. It is a great anti inflammatory especially for the digestive tract.

It can help lower blood sugar levels, which means that Fenugreek is great for those who have type 1 or 2 diabetes. As a strong anti inflammatory food it has the potential to kill cancer cells and protect cells from free radical damage. One study noted it can even help protect red blood cells from free radical damage.

Fenugreek contains a range of vitamins and minerals. It has a majority of the vitamin B’s, which promote digestion and your energy levels. It also has a little bit of Vitamins A,C and E. The minerals it contains are manganese, copper, potassium, selenium and iron.

There are at least two other uses for Fenugreek that do not have to do with your digestive system. The first is that it’s a natural booster of human-growth hormone (HGH). You can add some of the leaves of the Fenugreek plant to hot water and drink it as a tea for this.

The second is that it can help get rid of dandruff. You can soak about two tablespoons of the seeds in water overnight, grind them into paste and massage it into your scalp. Let it sit for an hour then rinse with water, shampoo, and 1 tablespoon of lime juice with water.

There are several ways to add Fenugreek your diet. Some of the most common ways are as a tea where you soak 1 or 2 teaspoons of seeds in water, as a ground up spice, or as part of a Curry Powder mix. You can sprinkle some on your lunch, salad, meats, vegetables, snacks or dinner. It even works well on yogurts.

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