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.
Breast CancerFenugreek 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 WomenThe 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.
- Lower cholestol
- Lower blood sugar
- Stomach issues
- Kidney issues
- Heart health
- Bowel movements
- Aids in weight gain
- Large mouth mason jar
- Sprouting screen
- Filtered water
- Organic fenugreek seeds
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 One2 - 4 Hard boiled organic eggs
Dried onion flakes
1/2 tsp Chia seeds
1/2 tsp Nutritional yeast
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.