Dr Oz: Plant-Based Way To Lower Blood Sugar
We all want to eat better, but sometimes it can be difficult to beat our cravings. Dr Oz said that there is an ancient plant that could work to regulate blood sugar, which is especially good new if you have Diabetes or have been told that you are Pre-Diabetic. Find out everything you need to know about Fenugreek.
Dr Oz: How Does Fenugreek Work?
Fenugreek, which has been a staple of Indian cooking and Middle Eastern cuisine for centuries, has a nutty flavor but is finally getting noticed in the US thanks to medical research that proves it is good for managing glucose, among other health benefits.
Thinking about your blood sugar is probably a good thing to do even if you are not at risk for Diabetes, because it also affects your mood and energy levels. Dr Oz said that even if you don’t think you have tried Fenugreek before, you might know it by the smell if you love to eat Indian food. Maybe you were getting the benefits without even knowing it.
Dr Oz: Fenugreek Digestive Health Benefits
Normally, high carb foods that we like to snack of can race through the body’s digestive system and spike your blood sugar. But when Fenugreek binds to them, it can slow down the process, preventing spikes or dips by making digestion take longer.
Dr Oz: How To Eat Fenugreek
Now that you know what it does, it’s important to figure out how to use it in the kitchen. Dr Oz said that Fenugreek comes as whole seeds or you can buy it already crushed. If you purchase the seeds, you will need to crush them yourself to break them down so they are suitable for use.
They also need to be heated for a minimum of about 20 seconds to release their aroma. But Dr Oz said you don’t have to worry about overcooking them. Try stirring them into your eggs, adding them to a salad or soup, or throwing them into your next batch of meatballs. The kids may not even notice!