Benefits of Lauki (Bottle Gourd)-MUST READ
I this article we will try to understand the benefits of lauki in our diet. The vegetable has so many benefits to offer but let me confess I used to hate this vegetable, But somehow, thanks to my grit, I figured a way out to eat this vegetable.
I am sure that most of the children don’t like green vegetables, but if you can do some modifications with the vegetable and figure out a recipe which suits your taste, you will be able to fill your plate with these beneficial foods.
Now let’s focus on bottle gourd.
This green vegetable which looks pale and waxy from the surface is one of the most common food item in tropical countries like India, Srilanka, Indonesia, Africa and South America.
Known by various names (such as bottle gourd, lauki, calabash, or doodhi) is one of the most nutritious food available at a reasonable price.
What makes this food so important is its suitability for diabetic and heart patients, which is the most common cause of death in the world.
As it is low in calories and carbohydrates, diabetic can eat this food without worrying about the blood sugar spikes, while its salt nutrients play a great role in regulating blood pressure.
In the below section, I have tried to illustrate different benefits of lauki, I hope you will get influenced by this article and will surely try recipes which suits your taste buds.
1. Helps in Weight Loss
As I have said earlier, bottle gourd is low in calories, carbohydrates, and fats; in fact, 96% of this vegetable is water. So if you want to lose your weight, try to have lauki in boiled form or in the form of juice in the morning, its fiber will help to curb your appetite and keep your stomach full for a long time.
Due to its high water content, it is very easy to make juice out of it. In fact, the market is full of bottle gourd juice which you can easily purchase at an affordable price.
CAUTION: If you find the vegetable bitter, don’t eat it. Some bottle gourd accumulates toxic elements from the environment which is poisonous and can be fatal for your health. So before you eat the vegetable, make sure to cut a small piece and check for its bitterness.
If after consumption, you face symptoms like stomach ache, vomiting, and diarrhea, make sure to consult your doctor immediately.
2. Keeps your digestive system strong
The fiber present in lauki helps to improve your digestive system. Problems like constipation, acidity and flatulence can be cured by eating this vegetable.
3. Heat Treatment
Due to its high water content, bottle gourd juice can give you excellent cooling effect during summers. Apart from that its essential salts like sodium, iron, potassium, and zinc will help nourish your body.
In fact, instead of drinking fruit juice which is full of fructose and high in calories, one must seriously consider bottle gourd juice as an option.
4. Helps you get good night sleep
If you are suffering from insomnia or feel difficult to get good sleep then this food is perfect for you.
5. Keeps your hair black and healthy
Drinking bottle gourd juice early in the morning will keep your hair healthy and also protects it from premature graying.
You can also apply mixture of lauki juice and sesame oil on your hair for its better health
6. Prevent urinary disorders
Bottle gourd is diuretic in nature, which means it prevents water retention in the body and allows you to pass urine more frequently.
Apart from that, its alkaline property helps neuralizing acidic nature of urine so that you won’t feel any burning sensation while urinating.
Drinking Lauki juice mixed with lime is the best solution to prevent yourself from getting urinary infections.
7. Good Diabetic Food
This vegetable is low in calories and carbohydrates.
Diabetics face difficulty in metabolizing carbohydrates in their food which cause spike in their blood sugar. If you are diabetic, try to incorporate this food in your diet plan, figure out the recipe that suits your taste; this food will not spike your blood sugar and will also help you to control your weight as it is low calorie
Bottle Gourd has been scientifically found to reduce blood pressure.
Presence of salts like sodium and potassium helps in effective regulation of blood pressure and helps prevent the infamous heart problems.
The number of people dying from heart-related ailments is constantly increasing and the modern lifestyle makes sure to keep them rising at exponential rates.
High aspiration, hostile working environment has added up the stress and has made people susceptible to heart-related issues.
So, if you are suffering from hypertension or you think you are at risk of it (due to genetic or environmental factor), you should seriously think of incorporating this vegetable in your diet
9. Liver Benefits
The vegetable is also gound to reduce liver inflammation.
10. Keeps your skin smooth and beautiful
Instead of extravagant spending on anti-aging creams which are full of chemicals, i think you should invest your money or time on things which are not only natural but also works inside your body to make you look fit and beautiful.
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