Top

How nutritious is bottle gourd

September 5, 2009



bottlegourdBottle gourd is a wonder vegetable that is curing people worldwide and more and more people are accepting it in their lifestyles after realizing the benefits achieved by its consumption.

Although the vegetable is usually disliked by children and young people but old people consume it for its usefulness in maintaining a good health and a good body.

It is also called bottle squash or calabash gourd. Its no wonder that yoga guru Baba Ramadev who revolutionized yoga culture throughout the world leaves no stones unturned in mentioning the usefulness of bottle gourd in his yoga sessions and speeches.

Bottle gourd is rich in dietary fiber with very low content of fat and cholesterol. Approximately 96% of bottle gourd is water and is therefore a great thirst quencher. Apart from the iron content it is also rich in vitamin B and vitamin C. It also contains sodium, potassium, essential minerals and trace elements.

Presence of dietary fiber in bottle gourd in very helpful in reducing constipation, flatulence and even piles. So consume bottle gourd in any form like cooked vegetable, sweets and juices.

It also helps in keeping the functions of liver in a balanced state. Whenever the liver is unable to properly assimilate the food, consumption of bottle gourd restores the liver functions well. It prevents excessive loss of sodium, quenches thirst and prevents fatigue.

It is found useful in curing urinary disorders and helps in controlling acidity. It acts as an alkaline mixture and therefore reduces the burning sensation in the passing urine. The juice of bottle gourd is found potentially fit in breaking calculus (stones) in the body.

Consuming its juice also prevents premature graying of hair apart from curing insomnia, insanity, epilepsy and other nervous system related diseases. Juice from the leaves of bitter gourd cures baldness and jaundice.

Bottle gourd that has a bitter taste is particularly good for alleviating bronchitis and asthma. The cooked vegetable is cooling, diuretic and ant bilious in nature. One gets a feeling of relaxation after consuming it because it is light and low calorie diet. An infusion of seeds cures chills and headaches.

So if you have till now not adopted bottle gourd in your lifestyle, adopt it and feel a world of difference in your health. Hurry before it gets late.


What's More today?

alt text How to choose the right cookware

Its difficult to think something novel about spoon, knives, forks and plates but you cannot say so for... 

alt text How nutritious is bitter gourd

What comes first in your mind when you think of bitter gourd? Obviously, its strong and bitter taste.... 

alt text How to help your child read better

“Babies are born with the instinct to speak, the way spiders are born with the instinct to spin webs.... 

alt text How to choose right pair of sunglasses

What better idea to protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses that are funky, cool and fashionable. Eye... 

alt text Diabetes and alcohol

A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner “Much obliged”, said he,... 

alt text How to choose a right panty

Panties not the best thing on earth but next to best thing on earth say a Chinese proverb. Panties are... 

alt text How nutritious is fenugreek

Fenugreek is a wonder herb and its no wonder that Jews customarily eat fenugreek on the occasion of the... 

alt text How to care for your bonsai

If you have a bonsai plant and you always complaint about the bonsai withering and dying, then probably... 

alt text How nutritious is bottle gourd

Bottle gourd is a wonder vegetable that is curing people worldwide and more and more people are accepting... 

alt text Hormones and headache

Hormonal headache occur only in women since a normal female cycle is associated with various hormonal... 

alt text How to improve your handwriting

Have you ever felt that your writing could be as elegant and distinct as the writing of the signers of... 

alt text How to tackle your double chin

Double chin is a chubby layer of skin hanging below your chin. The facial look of a woman can be improved... 

alt text Benefits of fish and cod liver oil

You consume fresh raw green vegetables and fresh fruits to keep yourself healthy and to prevent you from... 

alt text How to tackle wisdom teeth problems

Wisdom teeth usually appear when you are 17-25 years old. These are the last set of teeth to appear.... 

alt text Follow urine therapy to get rid of diseases

Won’t you be horrified if you are told to drink your urine to remain healthy? Won’t you be amazed... 

Bottom