1. Health Benefits of Bottle gourd


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    Bottle gourd (lauki/ghiya) is truly one of those veggies that children try to escape from. Some people think it is really boring in flavor. Bottle gourd has become a portion of Indian cuisine since quite a long time. The advantages of bottle gourd are just a lot of to disregard this healthy veggie.

    Listed here are some advantages of eating bottle gourd

    1. Provides More Nutrients and very less Calories and fat

    In case you are on the low-calorie diet, Bottle gourd is the greatest options to choose. 96 % of the gourd is composed of water. Bottle gourd has lots of Dietary fiber and offers just 15 calories per 100 gm. and just 0.1 gm. fat in 100 gm. It offers vitamin C plus some B vitamins, trace elements as well as minerals like iron, sodium and potassium

    2. Aids in Digestion

    Bottle gourd offers great deal of equally soluble as well as insoluble fiber and water. It will help in digestion and enables in digestion related difficulties just like bowel problems, unwanted gas as well as acidity. The insoluble fiber also helps in conditions such as piles.

    Bottle gourd, as being a good method of obtaining fiber content and simple to break down, greatly assists in healing digestion associated problems like constipation, flatulence and also piles.

    3. Cooling effect

    Bottle gourd has got cooling as well as soothing capability because of its excellent water content. It really is completely helpful throughout summers and also specifically those who work underneath the hot sun since it has the capacity to avoid heat strokes and also recovers the water lost because of sweating. It may be ingested in the juice form or cooked like a veggie.

    4. Urinary disorders

    Bottle gourd includes a diuretic impact on entire body. Therefore it will help in eliminating the extra water kept in the body as swelling as well as bloating. Make a glass of fresh bottle gourd juice and also include a teaspoon of lime juice and consume. This particular alkaline combination assists in dilution of acidic urine as well as in reducing the burning sensation within the urinary system due to higher acid content in urine. Continue reading

  2. 10 health benefits of bottle gourd or lauki


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    About bottle gourd/lau/lauki:

    This South Asian squash is indeed bottle shaped, light green and long. The flesh inside is spongy and you can also cut it into small pieces and make a curry out of it. Bottle gourd or lauki is over 90% water therefore it is easy to digest.

    Ayurvedic health benefits of bottle gourd/lau/ lauki:

    1. Ayurveda recommends cooked lauki or bottle gourd for better digestion. It is cooling, calming, diuretic and anti-bilious.

    2. Like cranberries, bottle gourd or lauki supports the urinary system of our body by reducing burning sensation from high acidic urination. It also reduces the chances of urinary infection because it is alkalizing and has a diuretic effect.

    3. It contains many vitamins and minerals, such as, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, Vitamin A, C and folate.

    4. It is extremely popular for weight loss. Especially the bottle gourd or lauki juice.

    5. Bottle gourd is extremely popular for reducing high blood pressure and keeping your heart healthy/

    6. Lauki or bottle gourd is known to combat excessive thirst in diabetic patients.

    7. The fiber and the minerals in the bottle gourd or lauki supports healthy digestion and combats flatulence and combats constipation.

    8. In Ayurveda it is also know to prevent premature greying.

    9. Lauki or bottle gourd juice with a pinch of sea salt maintains the electrolyte balance in the body. This is also a great remedy for people who has diarrhea.

    10. Bottle gourd is recommended by Ayurvedic doctors for reducing liver inflammation. Continue reading

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