Fenugreek is a superfood that provides amazing health benefits, surprisingly including weight loss as well. Does it really work? Is it another promising shortcut to a fat loss like goji berries or garcinia or can it really help you lose weight? Let’s take a close look at it and decide if it is worth adding to your diet or not.
Fenugreek is known for its health benefits for centuries. It is consumed against a wide range of health problems from constipation to arthritis. The variety of uses also makes this miraculous plant popular around the world. You can eat its fresh or dried seeds, drink it as a tea, make a spice from its root and nowadays even available in the form of supplement pills. It is also proven to be effective for losing weight, both directly and indirectly.
Looking at the nutrition information of Fenugreek, we can understand why so many people love to include it in their diets for burning fat. 100 grams of its seed, which is quite a lot, has only 300 calories, 23 grams of protein, an amazing amount of dietary fiber (25 grams), and only 58 grams of carbohydrates. It is also potassium, calcium, and iron-rich. You only need around 50 grams of it to reach 100% of the daily iron requirement.
The high fiber content of Fenugreek makes it great for weight loss. Dietary fiber is tiny parts of plants that your body does not digest. It is great for bowel health. Dietary fiber stabilizes bowel movements, aids your body to control blood sugar levels, maintains overall bowel health and most importantly, helps you control the weight. 100 grams of Fenugreek provides 100% of the daily fiber requirement for women.
Because of the high fiber and overall nutritiousness of fenugreek, eating it makes you feel full faster. This is important for weight loss because we often eat based on what we feel and not if we need food or not. Once we feel full, then we stop eating. Because Fenugreek makes you full faster, you will start eating much less food and start losing weight because of the calorie reduction.
One indirect effect of fenugreek on your weight loss goals is often overlooked but becomes obvious with careful observation. It provides enough health benefits for your body to become significantly healthier. With the overall healthy body, it is easier to lose weight. For example, as mentioned above, fenugreek improves digestion. If you eat it you will have healthy bowel and won’t have any problems eating other nutritious foods that you need to burn fat. It is also good for your heart that is vital for your longevity. A healthy heart will help you exercise properly, burning more calories and eventually more fat. In other words, a healthy body will avoid any unexpected delays in your weight loss program.
There is no reason why you should not include Fenugreek in your diet. Not only it can help you lose weight but will make you healthier in general. Keep in mind, however, that the weight loss process can be slow and tedious. Do not get discouraged if you do not see the results fast. The fat burning process only starts with the caloric deficit, so in the long run, it is difficult to lose more than 8 to 10 pounds a month. Do not expect a miracle in a week or two even if you add fenugreek to your diet. Stay on task, be consistent and the results will eventually come.