Most of us cringed and cried when we were force-fed bitter gourd as a child. The first thing that comes in our mind seeing and hearing bitter gourd name is the bitterness in the name and there taste very bitter but they are filled with lots of healthy benefits. Bitter gourd belongs to the gourd family and is closely related to zucchini, squash, pumpkin, and cucumber. Bitter gourd juice contains a lot of important nutrients ranging from iron, magnesium, and vitamin to potassium and vitamin C. It has also contained anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibiotic, anti-allergenic, antiviral, antiparasitic, and expectorant qualities. That is helpful in managing blood sugar, treating diabetes, enhancing body immunity, hemorrhoid relief, help sharpen vision, relieving asthma, enhance skin and treat skin conditions, treat cancer and helps treat HIV and herpes. Here are some health benefits of bitter gourd for a healthy life.
1. Great for Diabetics
Bitter gourd has contained polypeptide, which has anti-diabetic properties. That help in reducing the blood sugar levels. It has acted as a hypoglycemic agent. It is a rich source of soluble fiber and is low in the glycemic index, which has to lower the blood sugar level.
2. Lowers Bad Cholesterol Levels
Bitter gourd helps to reduce the bad cholesterol levels in the body. Therefore, it reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. It helps to maintain the blood pressure of the body as it is rich in potassium, which absorbs excessive sodium in the body
3. Hemorrhoid Relief
Bitter gourd has contained anti-inflammatory properties beneficial to individuals who have a condition called piles. Make a salve using the plant’s root and apply it topically to the venous swelling to alleviate pain and to stop bleeding.
4. Blood Purification
Bitter gourd has contained antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of the gourd help in purification of the blood. It also effective in treating the various skin problems like psoriasis and eczema
5. Helps in Weight Loss
Bitter gourd has contained antioxidants properties that help to flush out our system. That helps in to improves our metabolism and digestive system, thus it helping us to lose weight quickly. Bitter gourd also lows in calories, fat, and carbohydrates. That keeps you full for longer and hence it can easily fit in our weight loss plan.
6. Prevents Cancer
Bitter melon juice can help to prevent some types of cancer, It has the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose, and thus reducing the cells’ energy source and eventually killing them.
Bitter gourd has contained vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant for fighting and eliminating the harmful free radicals. That helps in preventing wrinkles fine lines and slowing down the aging process.
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