Bitter gourds are bitter, that’s true! But did you know that they are really beneficial for your health as well?
Bitter gourd is a vegetable of high nutrient value. It has been proved to help the human body by improving its overall health and providing the necessary nutrients required in order live a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Bitter gourd is a low-calorie vegetable, consisting of only 21 calories and is a form of carbohydrate combined with a small amount of protein. Bitter gourd also provides us with important minerals like calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. It is also quite rich in potassium.
Here are some health benefits of consuming bitter gourd
- Blood purification:
Bitter gourd is considered as a natural blood purifier. The antimicrobial and antioxidant properties present in bitter gourd help in treating skin problems, blood disorders, removing toxins from the blood and purifying it. It also improves blood circulation and helps to cure issues like rashes, acne, psoriasis, blood boils and hinders the growth of cancerous cells in the body.
- Helps in Weight loss:
Eating or drinking the juice of bitter gourd stimulates the liver to secrete bile acids,which are essential for metabolising fat in the body. Besides, a 100g serving of bitter gourd contains just 17 calories making it a great option for fitness enthusiasts.
- Improves Immunity:
Bitter gourd always improves immunity. It is an extremely rich source of vitamin C, which helps boost immunity in your body. It has a powerful antiviral property, which stimulates the immune system and also aids in digestion.
- Controls Diabetes:
Bitter Gourd is a great medicine for diabetics!! It has a certain insulin-like protein called “Polypeptide P” that mimics the action of insulin and lowers blood sugar level in diabetic patients.
- Remedy for Acne
Since ancient times bitter gourd has been acting as an excellent remedy to fight against acne. Consuming bitter gourd help you to get rid of acne, blemishes, skin infections and gives you a healthy and glowing skin.
- Helps Control Blood Pressure
Bitter gourdis best known as an alternative medicine for diabetes, but it also is a folk remedy for treating high blood pressure. But if you decide to try bitter gourd as a method of lowering blood pressure, you need to do so under a personal dietician and be aware of the side effects, as a bitter gourd can trigger hypoglycemia, the condition which can drop your blood sugar level.
Make a habit od including bitter gourd in your daily diet. It willhelp you develop a healthy body along with a healthy mind.
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