Nature has blessed us with a bounty of wonder foods that we can use to gain well-rounded health and wellness. There are various vegetables, spices, herbs that fulfil one or more nutritional needs and help us tackle particular health issues. Among various versatile spices, methi (fenugreek) seeds offer a wealth of health benefits. These seeds are commonly used to prepare Indian dishes and curries to enhance their flavours. Soaked methi seeds in water is popularly used in Ayurvedic practices to manage common as well as serious illnesses. But, to avail its benefits exclusively, drinking methi tea is known to be a great idea. A warm cup of tea replacing caffeine with the organic properties of methi seeds is usually recommended to people dealing with diabetes.
Not just diabetes, tea brewed with methi seeds helps in tackling a whole range of other health problems also.
Benefits Of Drinking Methi Tea
1.Helps Manage Diabetes
Diabetes is spreading and growing at an alarming rate worldwide. Natural remedies like methi tea may help greatly in managing it. Dr. Anju Sood, well-known nutritionist from Bengaluru says, “Fenugreek may help in tackling insulin resistance, making it more responsive and sensitive. It may also regulate blood sugar levels and is hence, used commonly by diabetics.”
2. Helps Manage Obesity
Drinking hot tea brewed with methi seeds right in the morning accelerates the rate of metabolism and may help in shedding excessive weight.
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3. Keeps Constipation At Bay
Methi tea turns out to be an incredible antacid that keeps stomach problems like ulcers and acidity at bay. The water-soluble fibre present in methi seeds adds bulk to the stool and leads to their smooth digestion. Methi tea works wonders in preventing bloating and constipation due to improved digestive system.
4. May Help Promote Heart Health
Methi seeds, seeped in a hot cup of water, work their way to pull down high cholesterol level and also prevent hardening and blockage of the arteries.
5. May Help Promote Kidney Health
Drinking methi tea regularly could help in providing ample supply of well-oxygenated blood to the kidneys, which may further help prevent the occurrence, or reduce the number of stones.
How To Make Methi Tea
1. Beat 1 teaspoon methi seeds till they turn into a somewhat grainy, powder form.
2. Boil 1 cup water and pour it in a bowl.
3. Add the methi seeds and 1 teaspoon of honey to sweeten it. You can also add other herbs like basil or regular tea leaves.
4. Cover and let the ingredients steep for 2-3 minutes.
5. Sift the tea through a sieve and drink.
Do try this methi tea if you are tackling high blood sugar or just to attain a robust health. However, do consult a dietician before making any major additions to your diet.
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