Bitter gourd that is commonly known as karela is an unpleasant and bitter in taste but considered as a valuable vegetable, used in medicines since a long time as it contains precious nutrients and numerous therapeutic benefits. It maintains overall good health and assists in case of blood disorders and respiratory disorders. Bitter gourd is enriched with cellulose, which maintains your digestive health perfect, as it covers your daily dietary requirement of fibre, it also helps to eliminate and kills off infectious worms in your stomach as it also contain antihelminthic compounds.
Bitter gourd is also the rich source of Vitamin C which helps to improve and boost up your immunity. It also reveals powerful property to fight antiviral infections and activates natural killer cells in your body that stimulates your immune system. It is good for diabetic patients, as it contains certain phytonutrients that helps in lowering your blood sugar level. It is the best solution for weight loss as in 100g serving of bitter gourd contains 17 calories which makes it a great option for those who wants to lose weight. It also aids in preventing vision related disorders such as cataracts and age related macular deterioration which affects most of the people when they age.
Bitter gourd is best source of beta-carotene and Vitamin A, the nutrients that are essential for good health of your eyes. Vitamin C and antioxidants helps to reduce damage caused by oxidative stress to your eyes. It also assists you in abundant supply of minerals such magnesium, zinc, foliate, phosphorus, iron, manganese, calcium, potassium, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C, fibre, antioxidants which are required and helps to flush out toxins and other damaging free radicals in your body. Verily keeps you beautiful and healthy.