January 31 2008 day 112 - Sprouting fenugreek, and reducing insulin

I'd mentioned earlier that I love to eat sprouts. For the past few weeks, I've been sprouting fenugreek seeds along with some mung beans on the advice of my mother. I've noticed that the fenugreek sprouts improve my insulin sensitivity, thus reducing my total daily dose of insulin. Apart from having additional health benefits, I love the slightly bitter taste of the fenugreek too. Food that tastes great, and does your body good. Can't beat that.

  • ABMJG 8y

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  • NaomiPoet 8y

    I wonder if there are any studies on this? I'm going to have to google around. It's always good to find delicious ways to control blood sugar!
  • Jamie Schneider 8y

    Interesting... will have to give it a shot.
  • NaomiPoet 8y

    I found out that fenugreek slows down the absorption of the sugar. Pretty cool. My sister in law says that it also can make your breath smell like maple syrup!!
  • thaths 8y

    How does one spout mung beans? I end up wasting a lot of the spouts I buy from the supermarket. It would be nice to DIY.
  • sriram bala 8y

    @Thaths: Get some whole mung beans and rinse them to wash away any impurities. Add just enough water so that the beans are immersed in the water. Cover the container with a plate and store in a warm, dry place. Add more water the next day. Your sprouts should be ready by day 2 or day 3, depending on how warm it is.
  • egle_k. 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Medicinal, Aromatic and Wild Edible Plants, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Scott Hensley 4y

    Cool shot! I used it to illustrate a post on NPR.org about an outbreak of E. coli illness linked to fenugreek. Thanks! I gave credit to you and linked back to this page. If you're interested in the post, you can find it here.
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