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  • Writer's pictureRamesh Hirani

Bottle Gourd (Lauki) - The Superhero for Fighting Diabetes!




Are you tired of the same old, boring ways to combat diabetes? Get ready to add some excitement to your journey because we have a supercharged solution for you — Bottle Gourd, the ultimate hero in the fight against diabetes!


Let's dive into the fantastic benefits that this humble vegetable brings to the table:


  1. Reduces blood sugar levels (BSL): Bottle gourd is like a superhero cape for diabetics! It contains almost zero carbs and a negligible amount of glucose, making it an ideal choice for keeping your blood sugar levels in check. With its diuretic properties, it also helps your body get rid of excess glucose through increased urination.

  2. Fights constipation: Wave goodbye to the woes of constipation! Bottle gourd is packed with water and fibre, which team up to keep your digestion on track. No more feeling stuck in a rut!

  3. Tackles obesity: Say hello to your new weight-loss ally. With its low-calorie content, high water percentage, and fibre-rich goodness, bottle gourd is your secret weapon against unwanted pounds.

  4. Keeps you cool and sassy: Beat the heat in style! The juice of bottle gourd has incredible cooling properties, making it the perfect remedy for a hot summer day. Ayurvedic experts swear by its ability to keep your stomach cool and reduce that pesky internal heat.

  5. Acid-busting and inflammation-fighting: Acid reflux and inflammation, be gone! Bottle gourd, with its alkaline nature and fibre goodness, helps combat acidity while reducing inflammation in your body.

  6. Boosts your immunity: Need a shield against those pesky free radicals? Bottle gourd is here to save the day! Packed with vitamins, micronutrients, enzymes, and minerals, it supercharges your immune system, reduces inflammation, and improves your gut microbiome. Stay strong, stay healthy!

  7. Gives your liver some love: It's time to show your liver some appreciation. The enzymes in bottle gourd help detoxify your liver and improve its overall function.

  8. Busts stress like a boss: Feeling overwhelmed? Bottle gourd is your stress-busting sidekick! Its micronutrients, enzymes, and fibre create a healthy hub microbiome that boosts your energy levels and keeps you feeling fantastic. Plus, it's packed with choline, a natural mood and memory regulator.

  9. Bye-bye, UTI's: Ladies, rejoice! Bottle gourd juice mixed with a splash of lemon juice is a natural superhero for tackling urinary tract infections. Its alkaline content, high water levels, and diuretic effect work together to reduce that uncomfortable burning sensation. Relief is just a sip away!

But how do you unlock the full potential of bottle gourd? It's as easy as following these fun steps:


Step 1: Give your bottle gourd a good wash and chop it into smaller chunks.

Step 2: Feeling adventurous? Add some zing to your juice by blending in ginger, lime, and a pinch of rock salt. Taste explosion guaranteed!

Step 3: Blend it all together until you have a smooth, delicious concoction.

Step 4: Voila! Your bottle gourd juice is ready to rock your world.


Enjoy this superhero juice in the morning on an empty stomach for maximum impact. Just remember to keep it under 100 ml to avoid any hypoglycaemic surprises.


Action Step: Buy one this week and give this juice a go; follow the steps above for a refreshing start to the day.



A word of caution, though: if your bottle gourd tastes bitter, it's best to avoid it. That bitterness comes from a chemical called cucurbitacin, which can be a real party pooper for your liver and kidneys. So, be sure to give it a taste test before you dive in!


Ready to embrace the power of bottle gourd in your battle against diabetes?

Let this incredible vegetable be your sidekick on this exciting journey to better health.


Be Super Happy, Be Super Healthy

Ramesh

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