Is Methi Seeds Good for Arthritis? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Methi Seeds are good for arthritis. Because they have anti-inflammatory compounds and they can reduce joint inflammation.

Arthritis is a condition that affects your joints.

In arthritis, your body’s immune system can mistakenly attack the joints, causing inflammation at the micro level.

This can lead to various health problems, such as joint damage, widespread inflammation, and cardiovascular damage.

One of the key factors in managing arthritis is diet.

What you consume can affect your inflammation levels, which can impact your arthritis symptoms and overall health.

To effectively manage arthritis, you should consume anti-inflammatory rich foods like fish, olive oil, and fruits and avoid sugar, saturated fats, and trans fats rich foods like processed snacks, baked goods, and fried foods.

Now, Methi Seeds or fenugreek is a herb.

People usually consume it by adding the seeds to dishes, drinking soaked seeds water, or using it as a spice.

Methi Seeds are good for arthritis because they contain anti-inflammatory compounds.

Fenugreek seeds contain a compound known as the fenugreek seed petroleum ether extract, which mainly comprises linoleic acid and linolenic acid, known for their anti-inflammatory properties.

One teaspoon of Methi Seeds can give you approximately 2% of your daily needs of calcium and 5% of iron.

Linoleic acid and linolenic acid can positively affect arthritis by reducing inflammation in the joints.

Furthermore, Methi Seeds are a natural remedy and natural remedies are good for arthritis because they can help manage symptoms without the side effects often associated with pharmaceutical treatments.

You can consume 1 teaspoon of Methi Seeds per day safely.

More than that can cause discomfort in the stomach due to its high fiber content.

Also, you shouldn’t consume Methi Seeds if you have/suffering from hormone-sensitive health conditions to prevent potential negative interactions.

Because fenugreek has an oestrogenic effect.

You can buy fresh Methi Seeds in your local market or can order them online.

Always choose seeds that are clean, firm, and free of any stones or debris.

Because quality seeds ensure better nutritional value and safety.

You can store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for several months.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management, and essential medical care is key to managing/dealing with arthritis effectively.

I always recommend my arthritis patients to follow an arthritis-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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