Bitter Gourd Juicing For Good Health

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This extremely bitter tasting vegetable is packed with minerals and vitamins. Bitter gourd goes my many names, including bitter cucumber, bitter melon and bitter apple. In India, bitter gourd is known as kerala. Juice made of bitter gourd is said to give healthy, glowing and acne-free skin. Besides this old wives tale, bitter gourd has numerous other health benefits.

1. Fights Diabetes
Bitter gourd contains a hypoglycemic compound (a plant insulin) that is very effective for keeping blood sugar levels down. For those suffering from diabetes mellitus, this is known to increase the glucose intolerance.

2. Hemorrhoids (or Piles)
Drinking juice made of bitter gourd can help those suffering from hemorrhoids. You can also make a paste of the bitter gourd plant and apply it on the affected area.

3. Constipation
Bitter gourd is rich in dietary fiber and promotes a healthy digestion and can also provide constipation relief.

4. Improves Eyesight
As bitter gourd contains a high amount of beta-carotene, it can also help to improve eyesight.

5. Toxemia
Sip two teaspoons of bitter gourd juice daily to cleanse the liver. Bitter gourd has beneficial properties that can cleanse the blood from toxins.

Sources:
1. The Times of India, Not so bitter truth about bitter gourd
2. Natural Alternative Remedy, Eight Interesting Bitter Gourd Benefits
3. Juicing for Health, Health Benefits of Bitter Gourd

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Prabjote Kaur

Prabjote is one of the co-founders and editors of Almonds & Raisins. She went through a long weight loss journey that turned her into a fitness enthusiast and a health junkie. You're likely to find her jogging at the gym or experimenting in the kitchen with superfoods. Prabjote has completed the Accredited Certificate of Nutrition from Cadence Health where she is currently studying to become a certified Lifestyle, Food & Wellness coach.

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