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

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    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.

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    1. ABMJG 87 months ago | reply

      I noticed this was just posted.
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    2. NaomiPoet 87 months ago | reply

      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!

    3. jamieschneider 87 months ago | reply

      Interesting... will have to give it a shot.

    4. NaomiPoet 87 months ago | reply

      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!!

    5. thaths 87 months ago | reply

      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.

    6. DeathByBokeh 87 months ago | reply

      @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.

    7. egle_k. 85 months ago | reply

      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.

    8. Scott Hensley 46 months ago | reply

      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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