Lesser-known health benefits of fenugreek seeds!

Fenugreek seeds are widely used as a herb, spice and vegetable in the Indian kitchen. 

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Fenugreek seeds are widely used as a herb, spice and vegetable in the Indian kitchen. Though the seeds has a strong taste and bitter taste, but gives immense health benefits as it contains rich amount of various nutrients like carbohydrates, protein, calcium, phosphorus and iron in it.

Here are some health benefits of fenugreek seeds which we all should know:

Lowers blood cholesterol

Fenugreek seeds are good for health as it helps to reduce cholesterol level, especially that of the low density lipoprotein (LDL). Being a rich source of steroidal saponins, it also prevents the absorption of cholesterol and triglycerides.

Prevents heart disease

The seeds contains galactomannan that helps maintain your heart health and also prevents from the risk of developing heart diseases. It also contains rich amount of of potassium that counters the action of sodium to help control heart rate and blood pressure.

Helps digestions

Being rich in fibre and antioxidants, fenugreek seeds helps in flushing out harmful toxins from the body and aids digestion. Fenugreek tea is used to relieve indigestion and stomach pain.

Helps lose weight

It also helps in reducing weight as fenugreek seeds contains the natural soluble fibre in it that swell and fill the stomach thereby suppressing your appetite.

Controls blood sugar levels

Diabetic people should include fenigreek seeds in their daily diet as it contains galactomannan, a natural soluble fibre that helps in keeping their blood sugar levels in control.