Introducing Fenugreek: The Digestive Health, Blood Sugar Stabilizing and New Mom Superfood

At Zokiva, we love bringing you the best natural ingredients that improve every inch of you, from your head to your toes, and from your insides to your outsides.  Our newest superfood arrival is our incredible Fenugreek Powder, one of nature’s best sources of fiber.  This subtropical seed has fabulous medicinal and culinary applications to help you feel great, manage a variety of health conditions and add a nutritious and tasty spice to your cooking. 

So what makes Fenugreek so wonderful, you may ask.  First, Fenugreek is perhaps best known for its phenomenal contributions to digestive health.  The seeds make a great source of soluble fiber, which helps keep bowel movements regular, helps remove toxins from the colon and alleviates constipation.  Additionally, Fenugreek contains mucilage, which gently coats the stomach and intestinal lining to calm an upset stomach and reduce heartburn and acid reflux

Fenugreek Powder is also a phenomenal source of the most important vitamins and minerals not only for digestive health, but also to support the cardiovascular system and manage blood sugar and cholesterol levels.  This makes Fenugreek excellent for supporting those suffering from gastritis, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, atherosclerosis, diabetes and high levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.  Specifically, Fenugreek is rich in vitamins A, B-6, C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folic acid.  Plus it is a natural source of iron and potassium, as well as copper, calcium, zinc, magnesium and selenium. 

The health benefits of Fenugreek powder extend to all areas of cardiovascular health due to its naturally occurring fiber compounds.  Fiber slows the absorption of glucose and helps us control blood sugar levels, making Fenugreek a vital addition to any diabetic diet.  Plus, the amino acid found in Fenugreek, known as 4-hydroxy isoleucine, helps stabilize insulin secretion. 

You want more heart health benefits?  We’ve got them!  Studies have shown that Fenugreek can improve good cholesterol levels by helping to prevent bile salts from absorbing in the colon. And, as we mentioned, Fenugreek’s rich mineral components are vital for overall body performance, especially iron for healthy cells and potassium for the proper heart function and blood flow. 

Another amazing benefit of Fenugreek is a pleasant surprise to many expectant and new moms:  Fenugreek is known to ease the process child birth because it stimulates contractions and, in some instances, assist in inducing labor.  Fenugreek seed products are also a terrific way to stimulate milk production in lactating women.  Fortunately for new moms, it works very quickly to increase milk production, usually within a day or two.  Moreover, the fantastic vitamins, minerals and phytonutriets in Fenugreek will be passed on through mom’s milk to her baby for the best nourishment a mother can provide.

Fenugreek powder is extremely easy to incorporate into your diet and it’s delicious, too.  Simply sprinkle a few teaspoons into prepared foods, sauces, yogurt, juices or herbal teas.  You’ll notice it has a sweet, nutty flavor. Many people compare it to the taste of maple syrup.  It makes a fabulous seasoning for many savory meat and vegetable dishes as well.

Fenugreek is not only amazing at healing our insides; it’s also a good topical treatment for skin conditions.  It’s been known to alleviate chapped lips, mouth ulcers, boils, eczema, cellulitis and burns.  To create the healing solution, put a spoonful of Fenugreek powder into a cup of warm water.  Soak a cloth in the mixture and apply to the affected skin. 

Fenugreek is an extraordinary plant that is a terrific addition to any diet, especially for those suffering from diabetes, high cholesterol and digestive disorders.  Its unique combination of nutrients are some of the best natural solutions to conditions plaguing millions of people on a daily basis.  We’ll be sharing more incredible benefits of Fenugreek on our blog in the coming months.  Stay tuned and let us know how Fenugreek is improving your life!

 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.


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