Benefits Of Consuming Soaked Fenugreek Seeds And Almonds
This is not much of a post but is something that I have been doing over the last couple of years. These small steps everyday go a long way in diabetes management.
Consuming a teaspoon of overnight-soaked fenugreek seeds was suggested to me by an endocrinologist in India. Aside from the numerous health benefits these wonderful seeds provide, they are one of the natural sources for controlling blood sugar and consuming them regularly on an empty stomach every morning is said to have a good control on blood sugar and is also good for maintaining the cholesterol levels on the lower side. One thing to note that is the seeds are very bitter, so we have to make sure that we swallow them whole, may be with more water if needed.
Every night before going to bed, I make sure to soak a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds and a handful of almonds as well. The almonds are an ideal mid-morning snack for me. Along with this, I sometimes have a cup of green tea or Chamomile tea. The tea helps greatly to control the hunger pangs until lunch time for me. Try this and see and let me know how this works out for you :)
Soaking almonds are easier to digest and is also a good source of folic acid.
Here are some benefits of consuming soaked almonds: Keeps the digestion in track; good for heart; helps in maintaining the good fats to bad fats ratio; controls hypertension; helps maintains a healthy weight.
Cooking and trying out new recipes is my passion. I come from a family with where type 2 diabetes is very common and we have lost many loved one due to complications of this disease. This blog is my humble attempt to create low-carb and healthy dishes and well as healthy lifestyle tips suitable for diabetics. This blog is to prove that healthy, primarily diabetic-friendly foods, can be tasty as well. Kuhapriyai @ Gita