A staple in Indian cuisine for generations, fenugreek, or ‘methi’, is a wonder herb. Not only does it help in shedding those extra kilos, it also aids digestion and helps in bloating. It is often advised to have methi water first thing in the morning.

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Here are some of the benefits of methi water:

Weight loss

Methi contains fibre that makes you feel full and helps curb your appetite. This makes you consume less food and thus, helps in your weight loss journey.

Helps in digestion

A great antacid, methi aids digestion. Not only does it helps in gastritis, but it is also believed to strengthen the digestive system.


Fenugreek contains 4-hydroxyisleucine, an amino acid, known for its anti-diabetic properties. Thus, those suffering from diabetes should consume methi, which is believed to improve the body’s insulin secretion, thus keeping blood sugar in check.

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Helps in bloating and water retention

Methi is also believed to help in reducing water retention and bloating. This further helps the body in losing weight.

How to prepare methi water?

*     Heat the methi seeds on a pan and grind the seeds to make a fine powder.

*     Add a teaspoon of it in warm water and have it first thing in the morning. Add lemon and honey to it, if you like.

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There is another way to prepare methi water:

*     Take a tablespoon of methi seeds and soak them overnight in water.

*     In the morning, strain the water to separate the seeds. Add lemon and honey to it, if you like.

Have it after waking up for a healthy body.