Fenugreek seeds may protect against cancer and improve muscle mass, but they can make your armpits smell like maple syrup.
Nota del Doctor
Make sure you see the “prequel” to this video, Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds. What happens to the armpit odor of those embracing entire diets full of plants? See Body Odor & Diet. Then, check out Asparagus Pee for another funky odor video. Fenugreek is certainly something I’ve been trying to incorporate more into my family’s diet, based on all this amazing new data. It’s strong stuff, though! I’d be interested to hear any tips on how folks have been able to sneak it into their diets. I make these mean, chia seed-encrusted, dried mangoes that I sprinkle with fenugreek powder using the mix-a-yummy-with-a-yucky technique of adding less-than-delicious things to one’s diet (like putting amla in smoothies). I find home-dried mangos so yummy, I figure I could rub them with almost anything!
For further context, check out my associated blog post: Increasing Muscle Strength with Fenugreek.
In 2022, I added two new fenugreek videos: Fenugreek Benefits for Sexual Function, Painful Periods, and Milk Production and The Benefits of Fenugreek for Preventing and Treating Diabetes.