Well, who doesn’t know about bitter gourd or Karela? Do you remember those days, when your mother used to forcibly make you eat the Karela and you would try to throw it out of your mouth? Well, I know that I did so!
Do you also know, that bitter gourd or karela doesn’t really fall under the vegetable category? Yeah, it falls under fruit genre. It has various medicinal properties, and was also being used for medicinal qualities as well. The juice of bitter gourd contains, many trains of importance as well as various nutrients like; magnesium, iron, vitamin, and potassium. It is also an excellent home remedial source of dietary fiber, and contains calcium twice the size of spinach, beta-carotene of broccoli, and potassium from the banana. If you want to reduce the bitterness from the bitter gourd juice, then the quick tip is to add some honey, lemon juice, jaggery, black pepper, and ginger. So, here are the top 5 benefits of bitter gourd or karela juice, for your health.
Health Benefits Of Bitter Gourd Juice Or Karela Juice
1Helps in maintaining blood sugar levels
According to WHO, there are estimated number of 382 million people who suffer from diabetes. Bitter gourd has Polypeptide-p or p-insulin, like compound which can be seen to control the diabetes naturally. It has been also seen that bitter gourd can control or help with patients who have type-1 and type-2 diabetes. Bitter gourd contains chemical known as Charantin, a helping ingredient for diabetic patients. It also influences glucose metabolism, all over your body like a medicinal drug. It helps in increasing insulin level in the body. All in a proper home remedy method.
2Provide glowing skin and lustrous hair
Are you longing for a flawless skin? Then, drink bitter gourd juice regularly for at home remedy improvement. Some studies have found that, bitter gourd juice have powerful anti-oxidants, with vitamin A and C, which can help in preventing premature skin aging as well as diminishes wrinkles. Furthermore, it also helps in reducing acne, treating eczema and psoriasis, as well as can protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
The nutrients of vitamin A and C, biotin and zinc, present in the juice can impart luster and shine to your hair. Applying bitter gourd juice, on your scalp can help in decreasing hair loss and also graying of hair, it can also treat split ends as well as rough hair, can shrug off the dandruff, and combat the itchiness. You can directly apply bitter gourd juice to stop the hair fall or even mix them with curd and massage on the scalp as well as hair for conditioning. To treat dandruff, you can also make a hair mask with bitter gourd juice, cumin paste and a tablespoon of lime juice. After applying leave it for 30 minutes and then rinse.
3Helps in weight loss
Bitter gourd or karela juice is low in calories, carbohydrates as well as fat. It helps in keeping you full for longer and hence, so it can easily fit in the weight loss plan. Some studies have found that, extracts of bitter gourd can help in dislocation of human fat cells as well as hinder the formation and the growth of the new fat cells. It is also concluded that, bitter gourd is the natural agent to treat obesity.
4Boosts your immune system
Bitter gourd also fights viruses and bacteria’s, which ultimately helps in strengthening immunity. It can also prevent from allergies and indigestion. The antioxidants, that are present in it can make powerful defense mechanisms against the illness as well as fight the free radical damage in the body, which can cause various types of cancer. Some studies have stated that bitter gourd also have anti-carcinogen and antitumour properties, which can reduce the risk of breast, prostate and cervical cancer.
5Cures hangovers and cleanses the liver
Did you get into too much of alcohol in your system after a night of partying? Do not worry about it, as you can get over it, very swiftly by just sipping some bitter gourd juice. It can help you in wiping out the alcohol intoxication in your liver. The bitter gourd juice can clean your liver and heal many liver problems. A compound called Momordica Charantia, which is found in bitter gourd can provide protection against liver failure by strengthening the anti-oxidant activity of the enzymes in your liver, by also boosting the functioning of your bladder.
By – Triptika Basu