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Bitter Gourd : Health Benefits

As soon as I hear the name or see Bitter gourd my mouth automatically turns into bitter and will have a weird expression on the face, which is not a pleasant sight at all.

 

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It is a common notion that only people who suffer from Diabetes should eat Bitter gourd which is so wrong. Eating or inculcating Bitter gourd in our diet will help us improve health in many folds.

Here are the benefits of Bitter gourd:

1. Helps in Blood purification — Considered as one of the best blood purifier. Helpful in itchiness of hand, and wounds formed from impure blood. It should be taken with Lime juice and honey for blood purification.

2. Helps in curing Cholera and Jaundice.

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3. Helps in lowering Cholesterol levels – Bitter gourd is loaded with Phytonutrients and anti oxidants which help reducing the cholesterol levels in the body.

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4. Helps increasing Immunity – Due to the antioxidants present in bitter gourd it helps in boosting immunity.

Method:
Take a teaspoon of Bitter gourd juice daily.

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5. Helps in weight loss Owing to the antioxidants and phytonutrients it helps in reducing weight by increasing the metabolism.

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6. Helps kill the intestinal worms – Bitter gourd is known to have antihelminthic properties which help kill the intestinal worms.

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7. Helps getting rid of a hangover – Bitter gourd has anti-intoxication property which helps in getting rid of that hangover.

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8. Helps in getting rid of Acne and give a clear complexion – Bitter gourd has anti-inflammatory properties which is good for the skin.

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9. In diabetes – The bitter gourd juice helps in controlling blood sugar and cures insulin resistance.

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10. Cleanses your liver — Bitter gourd helps in cleansing all the toxins in the liver and helps regenerate the cells

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11. Aids in flushing out the kidney stones – Bitter gourd cleanses your kidney and helps flush out the kidney stones

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12. Helps improve eye sight – Bitter gourd has beta carotene which helps cure the eye problems and improves the eye sight.

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13. Helps relieve Asthma and Bronchitis – 2 teaspoons of bitter gourd juice with a cup of diluted honey helps in relieving asthma and bronchitis.

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14. Helps Cure Constipation Bitter gourd is fibrous which helps in curing constipation.

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So why wait?! Let us start eating Bitter gourd daily in small amounts and take all the benefits of it.

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