Stuffed pavakkai or stuffed bitter gourds or stuffed karela recipe one of my favorites recipe for rice. Though some of the nutrients content is lost while cooking it is even healthier to have this vegetable. It states that bitter gourd juice taken regularly cures diabetes problem. And I want you people to know the health benefits of bitter gourd which I listed out below from juicing-for-health website.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF BITTER GOURD
There are few other fruit or vegetables that can offer the medicinal properties for the following ailments quite like bitter melon does.
Bitter gourd treats blood disorders: Bitter gourd juice is highly beneficial for treating blood disorders like blood boils and itching due to toxemia. Mix 2 ounces of fresh bitter gourd juice with some lime juice. Sip it slowly on an empty stomach daily for four to six months and see improvement in your condition.
Bitter gourd helps kill cancer cells: Bitter gourd juice contains an enzyme that inhibits the transportation of glucose (sugar), thus lowering blood sugar levels, cutting off the food supply to cancer cells, retarding their growth.
Bitter gourd can stop cholera: In early stages of cholera, take two teaspoonfuls juice of bitter gourd leaves, mix with two teaspoonfuls white onion juice and one teaspoonful lime juice. Sip this concoction daily till you get well.
Diabetes Mellitus: Bitter melon contains a hypoglycemic compound (a plant insulin) that is highly beneficial in lowering sugar levels in blood and urine. Bitter melon juice has been shown to significantly improve glucose tolerance without increasing blood insulin levels.
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Bitter gourd to boost your energy levels: Regular consumption of bitter gourd juice has been proven to improve energy and stamina level. Even sleeping patterns have been shown to be improved/stabilized.
Eye problems: The high beta-carotene and other properties in bitter gourd makes it one of the finest vegetable-fruit that help alleviate eye problems and improving eyesight.
Bitter gourd can stop gout: Bitter gourd juice is liver cleansing. It helps clean up a toxic blood, improves blood circulation and relieves gout pain.
Bitter melon is a genuine hangover cure: Bitter melon juice may be beneficial in the treatment of a hangover for its alcohol intoxication properties. It also help cleanse and repair and nourish liver problems due to alcohol consumption.