Bitter gourd considered the most despicable vegetable of all, the karela is high in nutrients and provides numerous health benefits. It is known for its benefits and despised for its bitter taste.
It is an great source of vitamin B1, B2, B3, C, magnesium, folate, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, and has high dietary fibre. It is rich in iron, and it contains twice the beta-carotene of broccoli, twice the calcium of spinach, and twice the potassium of a banana.
Also drinking raw karela juice is full of advantages as it contains essential vitamins as well as antioxidants that all of us need.
So, what are the five Heath benefits of eating karela?
1.Good for diabetes: Bitter gourd has a certain insulin-like protein called polypeptide P that mimics the action of insulin and lowers blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
2.Acts as a blood purifier: The antimicrobial and antioxidant properties present in karela juice helps treating skin problems, blood disorders, removing toxins from the blood. It also improves blood circulation and helps to cure issues like rashes, acne, psoriasis, blood boils and even hinders the growth of cancerous cells in the body.
3.Helps to loose weight: karela stimulates the liver to secrete bile acids that are essential for metabolising fat in the body. Besides, a 100g serving of bitter gourd contains just 17 calories making it a great option for fitness enthusiasts.
4.Boosts immunity: Karela is an extremely rich source of vitamin C, which helps boost immunity. It also has powerful antiviral property, which stimulates the immune system and also aids in digestion.
5.Fights acne: Consuming karela can help you get rid of acne, blemishes and skin infections and gives you a healthy and glowing skin.