• 8 Reasons Why Gourds Are Healthy

    Do you have childhood memories of trying your best to avoid vegetables like ‘ghiya’ and ‘karela’? Gourds are not just packed with fibres, but contain as much as 96% water. So, here are 8 reasons justifying our mother’s saying that gourds are “good for your health”.

    REDUCE DIABETES
    Bitter gourd is traditionally used to reduce diabetes. It increases the metabolism rate of glucose, thus reducing blood sugar levels. It is seen as a potential treatment option for Type-2 diabetes.

    HEALTHY HAIR
    To impart a natural shine to your hair, one can mix a cup of fresh bitter gourd juice with yoghurt and apply on the hair and wash it after a while. This will make your hair shiny and beautiful.

    AIDS DIGESTION
    Bottle gourd contains fibre – both soluble and insoluble. It helps in curing digestive tract problems like constipation, flatulence and even piles.

    HEALTHY LIVER
    Ayurvedic physicians recommend bottle gourds for balancing the liver function and liver inflammation. It helps in processing and assimilation of food to extract maximum nutrition. Thus, it is ideal for those who are recovering from a disease.

    MANAGES ACIDITY
    Ridge gourd acts as a cooling agent. It manages acidity as well as ulcers.

    HEALS JAUNDICE
    The juice of the ridge gourd helps in healing jaundice and strengthens the immune system. It also nourishes our skin.

    RICH SOURCE OF MAGNESIUM
    Zucchinis are rich in manganese that ensure the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. It also keeps the adrenaline secretion in control.

    RICH SOURCE OF VITAMIN B
    Zucchini offers sufficient amount of vitamin B complex that maintains mood and energy levels. It also reduces the possibility of deformity in a baby and other complications during childbirth.

    Not all good things are packed beautifully, but these vegetables are sure to make your health much better and you much stronger.

     Pic Credit: NDTV Food

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    Jagriti is an intern with SheThePeople.TV