Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds

Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds
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The spice fenugreek appears to significantly improve muscle strength and weightlifting power output, while possessing anticancer properties in vitro.

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“The effects of a commercially available botanical supplement on strength, body composition, power output, and hormonal profiles in resistance-trained males.” Something “had a significant impact on both upper- and lower-body strength and body composition in comparison to placebo in a double blind controlled trial. These changes were obtained with no clinical side effects.” Allowed these men to leg press an extra hundred pounds, compared to placebo.

And, the magical substance was fenugreek, “a naturally occurring edible spice” that appears to double “as an anticancer agent.” Here’s prostate cancer cells in a petri dish; here’s prostate cancer with a little fenugreek. Here’s another type of cancer, before and after.

What about normal prostate cells, though? Before fenugreek, and after. That’s what we like to see.­­ “In summary, fenugreek seeds [may] possess potent anti-cancer properties.”

So, what’s the downside? Find out in tomorrow’s video-of-the-day [Side Effect of Fenugreek Consumption].

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Images thanks to Rillke via Wikimedia and nyrnaturalnews

Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

“The effects of a commercially available botanical supplement on strength, body composition, power output, and hormonal profiles in resistance-trained males.” Something “had a significant impact on both upper- and lower-body strength and body composition in comparison to placebo in a double blind controlled trial. These changes were obtained with no clinical side effects.” Allowed these men to leg press an extra hundred pounds, compared to placebo.

And, the magical substance was fenugreek, “a naturally occurring edible spice” that appears to double “as an anticancer agent.” Here’s prostate cancer cells in a petri dish; here’s prostate cancer with a little fenugreek. Here’s another type of cancer, before and after.

What about normal prostate cells, though? Before fenugreek, and after. That’s what we like to see.­­ “In summary, fenugreek seeds [may] possess potent anti-cancer properties.”

So, what’s the downside? Find out in tomorrow’s video-of-the-day [Side Effect of Fenugreek Consumption].

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Images thanks to Rillke via Wikimedia and nyrnaturalnews

Doctor's Note

This reminds me of the whole beet juice saga on improving athletic performance. My ten-part video series began with Doping With Beet Juice, and ended with So Should We Drink Beet Juice or Not? Other plants with apparently remarkable benefits include amla (see, for example, Amla Versus Diabetes); saffron (Saffron for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s); the tea plant (Dietary Brain Wave Alteration); and, humble broccoli (Broccoli Versus Breast Cancer Stem Cells). More on the power of plants in general in Power Plants, and spices like fenugreek, in particular, in Antioxidants in a Pinch. See what a whole diet of plants can do to prostate cancer growth at Ex Vivo Cancer Proliferation Bioassay.

For further context, check out my associated blog posts: Increasing Muscle Strength with Fenugreek and Cinnamon for Diabetes.

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