Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Fenugreek Sprouts for Women's Health





In January I will be giving a talk to a group of women at the local library on health benefits of three different sprouts for women. Fenugreek is one of the sprouts that I have chosen to speak on. While fenugreek has many health benefits we are going to focus on the benefits for women.

I will also talk about the smells and taste of fenugreek, how to sprout it, use it, and how long it lasts. Because fenugreek has other benefits not just experienced by women I will mention those also.

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 Breast Cancer

Fenugreek may aid in preventing breast cancer or prevent it from returning. They aid in creating healthy cells within the breast, also in detoxing the lymph nodes, and the whole lymphatic system. As you can see from the image women have an extensive amount of lymph tissue within our breasts. Breast cancer tends to start in the axillary lymph node located under the arm pit. While the number of nodes in the axilla contains anywhere from 30 - 50 lymph nodes they vary from woman to woman. From there it spreads through the rest of the lymph tissue into the breast. While fenugreek can help in detoxing the lymph nodes which can detox themselves there are some other things we can do to prevent breast cancer. Avoid deodorants with aluminum which is not just a heavy metal, but also clogs the axillary node. Avoid wearing underwire bras and those that do not fit properly as they prevent lymph nodes from draining.

Benefits for Women

The majority of health benefits women receive from Fenugreek is geared towards the breast. Some of you might be happy to know that it is known for increasing breast size. Increase milk flow in nursing mothers, it is also said to aid with PMS along with postmenopausal and menopausal symptoms. It also said to aid in sexual arousal. It is recommended that pregnant women avoid taking fenugreek as it stimulates the uterus.

Fenugreek does contain estrogen, but it is plant estrogen read more about them here.

Other Benefits 

  • Lower cholestol
  • Lower blood sugar
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Stomach issues
  • Kidney issues
  • Heart health
  • Bowel movements
  • Aids in weight gain
  • Dandruff 

Sprouting 

  1. Large mouth mason jar
  2. Sprouting screen
  3. Filtered water
  4. Organic fenugreek seeds
Place the seeds into the jar and cover with filtered water, let it sit for 8 hours or overnight out of direct sun light. Drain the water, rinse, drain and set the jar on an angle to let any access water drain out. Do this 2 - 3 times a day for 3 days during the sprouting process you will smell maple syrup this is normal. However, once they are done sprouting that smell disappears.

It is said they have a bitter taste and should be eaten with another sprout. I always add them to soups, sandwiches, or salads and have never experienced any bitter taste.

Healthy Egg Salad for One

2 - 4 Hard boiled organic eggs
Pepper
Paprika
Garlic
Dried onion flakes
Green onion
Dill
1/2 tsp Chia seeds
1/2 tsp Nutritional yeast
Mustard
Vegenaise
Fenugreek sprouts

Add all seasoning to taste and mix together for a healthy dish. This is a great way to get nutrients into loved ones who would turn them down if they knew what was in it.

Precautions & Disclaimer   

If you are taking medications fenugreek may prevent the absorption of them. If you are taking medications for any of the above issues you should consult with a health care provider. The information here is strictly for educational purposes always consult with a health care professional before taking any herb.





8 comments:

  1. What an interesting herb. I was trying to think where I had heard of fenugreek. When I read the paragraph that says it can stimulate the uterus, I realized I had seen it in novels from pre-birth-control times. Although I could certainly do without the bosom enhancement aspect, it sounds quite useful otherwise. Thank you for sharing your information. Checking out that estrogen link now.

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  2. HI Joyce,
    Good article and appreciate you sharing all the wonderful benefits of frenugreek - I was not aware of many of these. Sharing on social networks.

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  4. Great article! I learned a lot reading this. Thanks so much for linking up this week!

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  5. It is very important for us to empower ourselves by learning about and applying natural ways to prevent breast cancer--and to improve our health as women. Thank you for sharing this powerful information on the benefits and uses of Fenugreek Sprouts for Women's Health on the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I'm pinning and sharing.

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  6. Thank you for sharing the benefits of Fenugreek sprouts for women's health with us at the Healthy Living Link Party Hop. I look forward to sprouting these myself. I'm pinning and sharing.

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  7. How interesting! I hadn't previously heard much about this herb. Thanks so much for sharing at Friday Frivolity!

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  8. Great article! Very informative, thanks for the post!
    you can check more such tips on womens's Health and fitness magazine

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