14 May Fenugreek (Methi) Seeds Water For Weight Loss – Benefits, How To Use
Today we will talk about, how to Lose Weight with Fenugreek Seeds.
Fenugreek seeds are widely used throughout India and it is a common herb used every day in the Indian household. Also known as Methi seeds, Dana methi in Hindi, Vendhayam in tamil. Did you know that it is also beneficial for weight loss? It contains a compound called Galactomannan which is a water-soluble component, which helps you feel full and reduces weight.
Let me ask you this. How many ways have you tried to lose weight and succeeded? I presume, all in vain. Trust me, fenugreek is one of the most effective methods for weight loss. Drinking methi water in the morning on an empty stomach is quite beneficial. We have discussed below how fenugreek water helps.
How Fenugreek Water Helps In Reducing Your Weight
Let’s discuss all Fenugreek Properties one by one.
Element known as Galactomannan:
Fenugreek is highly rich in fiber content. It contains galactomannan which is a healthy polysaccharide and it helps in burning fat and lowering down the sugar level. Thus, it omits fat from our body in the form of ATP and helping in weight loss.
High carbohydrate content leads to weight gain at a rapid pace. Fenugreek seeds are known to contain some healthy carbohydrates which do not let you gain weight easily.
Rich in fiber
Fenugreek contains 75% of water soluble fiber which is helpful in weight loss. By reading our previous articles, you must have known the health benefits of food items like Flaxseeds containing high fiber content. Fiber also helps you feel full and does not give you the urge to eat unnecessarily.
Consuming fenugreek water in the morning every day can help you get rid of constipation as well due to the presence of high fiber content. It thus increases the metabolic rate of our body and helps in fat burning.
(We have also discussed about metabolism in detail earlier and you can read about it here).
Hunger killing constituents
Fenugreek holds a great deal in reducing your hunger and helping you eat less. It automatically stops you from binge eating and gaining unnecessary calories. This helps you a lot in the long run and you lose weight rapidly.
Sugar content breakdown
Consuming fenugreek water every day can help in sugar breakdown, which increases your metabolic rate and you burn fat faster. The increased metabolic rate and fat burning process go hand in hand which is successfully triggered by fenugreek seeds.
Even NIH Study on rats says that is inhibits fat accumulation in rats too. You now have enough reasons to start consuming fenugreek water daily to shred those extra holiday pounds.
Don’t know how to prepare it? Skip on to the below segment in which I have explained the procedure and the recipe to prepare fenugreek water to reduce weight.
Effective Ways to Use Fenugreek for Weight Loss
As discussed above, there are many ways to eat Fenugreek seeds for weight watchers like Methi water, Sprouted Methi, Fenugreek leaves even powder form. Let’s discuss their preparation, recipes, dosage and more.
1. Methi Water Recipe – Most effective for weight loss
The method to prepare fenugreek wateris quite simple and the ingredients required are near to no. Methi seeds are easily found in everybody’s kitchen and you would just need a few minutes to prepare it. So whom are you waiting for? Let’s get going.
You will need: 1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds and 500 ml water.
- Take 1 tbsp of fenugreek seeds and soak it in 500 ml water. Leave it overnight.
- Strain the mixture in the morning and drink the water.
You need to follow this every day to gain quick results. Isn’t it quite simple?
One of the most important benefits of drinking this soaked Methi water in morning is that you can get rid of bloating and water retention in your body which is responsible for those extra pounds on the scale.
My Personal Review – I used that many times and that worked well. That’s why I added that in My Weight loss diet.
How much and Best Time to Consume Fenugreek Water – Dosage
It is known that consuming fenugreek water early in the morning on an empty stomach is the most beneficial for weight loss. As I told you above, we weigh more on the scale due to bloating. Drinking fenugreek water on an empty stomach helps in water retention and suppresses your hunger. It keeps you full for a long time which does not increase extra calories and helps you to stick with your daily caloric intake.
The dosage of fenugreek water to be taken is not more than 2 glasses. It is generally advised to drink 250 to 500 ml of fenugreek water to lose weight.
2. Sprouted Methi Dana Recipe
Another way of reducing weight through fenugreek seeds is to prepare its sprouts form. Making this is quite simple and believe me, the results out of this are impeccable.
You will need: Fenugreek seeds, thin piece of cloth, water and a heavy utensil.
- Soak a thin piece of cloth in water and put fenugreek seeds in it. Let the cloth be moist and soaked in water.
- Put a heavy utensil on the top and leave it for three nights.
- You would notice that the fenugreek seeds have grown in the form of sprouts.
Having these as a proper meal can be quite filling and also helps in weight loss. Fenugreek seeds have a lot of nutritional content and eating them in the morning on an empty stomach results in losing extra water, retention and gets rid of bloating. It helps you a lot with weight loss.There are a few more Sprouted salads which helps in weight loss.
3. Fenugreek powder – Easy to use
Fenugreek powder is literally one of the easiest and handy ways of using and gaining benefits out of fenugreek seeds. You just need to grind dry fenugreek seeds into a fine powder and you are ready to go.
Using fenugreek powder is easy because you can make a huge quantity of the powder and store it in a dry place for future use. You just need to add the powder as a spice for your meals and mix it down in your smoothie for gaining all the health benefits during your weight loss regime. You can also purchase readymade fenugreek powder from your nearby stores.
4. Fenugreek leaves –Kasuri Methi
Also known as kasuri methi in Hindi, fenugreek leaves are used as a popular herb for treating many health problems. Similar to curry leaves, you must also be using it in your daily cooking and preparation of meals. But are you aware of the health benefits of using Kasuri methi regularly? Let me enlighten you on the same.
Fenugreek leaves, if taken with water after soaking them overnight, can help in lowering lipid fluctuations. It also solves major cholesterol problems. It also solves bowel problems and constipation along with treating diabetes effectively.
And of course, applying the paste of fenugreek leaves also helps in clearing skin problems like blemishes and pimples and treating hair problems such as hair fall and graying.
5. Fenugreek Oil
Another form of using fenugreek to gain its maximum health benefits includes using its oil. Fenugreek oil is made from fenugreek seeds through a process known as steam distillation. There are a number of ways you can use fenugreek oil to gain health benefits.
For instance, applying the mixture of almond oil and fenugreek oil and massaging it on your lower abdomen can help you get rid of menstrual cramps.
Applying the mixture of fenugreek oil and honey on the skin can help you get rid of acne and blackheads. There are a number of other ways you can use fenugreek oil for weight loss, treating hair problems and so on.
Fenugreek Seeds Side Effects
Even though Fenugreek seeds have a lot of health benefits, over use of the same can result in a number of side effects.
Lower Blood Sugar level: Over using fenugreek seeds can result in a condition known as hypoglycemia in mothers in which the blood sugar levels lower drastically. It results in inadequate supply of blood to the brain which can cause major brain problems or seizure.
Allergies: You could also face some allergic reactions through the use of fenugreek which includes rashes, fainting or breathlessness.
Asthma: Men who are suffering from asthma should be aware about the side effects of fenugreek consumption as it can result in irregular breathing patterns, which should be avoided during asthma.
Urine and Body odor: Not exactly an odor, but usage of fenugreek can result in a sticky sweet smell which can be unpleasant to some.
Fenugreek seeds nutrition
1 Tbsp. (11.1 grams) of fenugreek seeds contain the following nutritional value:
Carbohydrates: 6 g (2%)
Protein: 2.6 g (5%)
Fat: 0.7g (1%)
Dietary fiber: 2.7 g (10%)
Iron: 3.6 mg (20%)
Magnesium: 20 mg (5%)
Sodium: 7.4 mg (0%)
Potassium: 85.5 mg (0%)
Note: here 1g carbs= 4 Calories, 1g Protein= 4 Calories, 1g Fat= 9 Calories.
And %( Per cent) Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Also read – My Diet which helped me to lose 28 Kilo weight.
More Uses Of Fenugreek Seeds As Home Remedies
Apart from weight loss and the above mentioned health benefits of fenugreek water, let me tell you some other uses and benefits of fenugreek seeds and leaves in everyday life. Not only your stomach and heart, but fenugreek is also responsible to enhance your skin and hair. Go through the following tips for improving your hair and skin through the use of fenugreek seeds.
In treating pimples: Take a few methi leaves and blend them with water in a blender. Make sure that you form a thick paste out of it. Apply this paste on your face on the pimples and leave overnight. Wash your face with lukewarm water in the morning. Repeat this every day to prevent the eruption of pimples.
In preventing hair fall: Fenugreek is not only helpful in treating skin problems but it is also a great boon for your hair. If you are facing a problem of hair fall, then apply the paste of soaked fenugreek seeds on your scalp and let it remain on for an hour. Wash your hair and repeat it regularly to prevent the problem of hair fall permanently.
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In treating throat pain and cough: Fenugreek seeds also aid in relieving you of throat pain and cough. The soothing mucilage property in fenugreek helps in relieving you of the same. You can take fenugreek in the form of tea with lemon and honey to enhance the effect.
In preventing dandruff and itchiness from the scalp: Applying the paste of fenugreek seeds on the scalp and leaving it overnight can help you reduce dandruff and irritation. The anti fungal properties of fenugreek lower the secretion of oil glands and prevent bacteria to develop.
More Health Benefits Of Fenugreek Water
Drinking Methiseeds soaked in water overnight in the morning has many other health benefits apart from weight loss. Methi water is widely used for solving other health problems. It has a high content of various vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients which make it a widely used remedy for a number of health problems.
Let me tell you some of the health problems which are cured effectively by Fenugreek seeds.
Improves immunity: If you cultivate a habit of drinking fenugreek water every day in the morning on an empty stomach, then it can help you fight a lot of infectious diseases. It helps in building your immunity system which prevents diseases from occurring.
Better digestion: As discussed above, fenugreek seeds have a high fiber content which helps in getting rid of constipation and improves your digestion. It also flushes out harmful toxins which only help in making your digestive system better.
Protects against cancer: Fenugreek seeds possess some antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components which help in preventing free radical. It ultimately helps in preventing various types of cancer. It is advised to consume fenugreek seeds in any form at least once in 2 days.
Production of breast milk: A compound known as diosgenin is present in fenugreek which has hormonal properties and which is responsible for increasing milk production in lactating mothers. They should definitely consume it in their diet and make fenugreek water a regular part of it.
To get rid of acid: Consuming soaked fenugreek helps a lot in soothing the gastrointestinal line of the stomach, hence relieving it from acid reflux. This is because soaked fenugreek seeds have a mucilaginous outer covering which helps in soothing the stomach tissues.
Improving iron content: Fenugreek seeds contain a high content of iron which helps in people suffering from anemia. It is especially beneficial for women in their child bearing years who lose a lot of blood during menstruation. Drinking fenugreek water or eating fenugreek seeds with tomatoes and potatoes help in the absorption of iron in the body.
To relieve from joint pain: Along with diosgenin, fenugreek seeds also contain anti- analgesic properties which helps in relieving from joint and arthritic pain. Consuming fenugreek water or leaves helps in enhancing the effect.
So you are now aware about the various uses, forms and health benefits related to fenugreek seeds. Fenugreek plays a great role in helping you lose weight and I insist that you should start its regular consumption if you are planning to follow a strict weight loss regime. But seek your medical practitioner for staying away from the multiple side effects of fenugreek seeds and its various forms.
NOTE - Friends, I am not dietitian or Doctor, I write information here on the basis of my own 25 kilo weight loss experience and sometimes from online research. Please take doctor advice before applying any tip, as each and every human body is different.