Benefits Of Karela Or Bitter Gourd

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Published
October 31, 2021

Hindustan Times

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Karela or bitter gourd may taste bitter but it has several health benefits

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Here’s why you should include this vegetable in your diet

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A rich source of vitamins and minerals, bitter gourd contains iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium along with vitamins A and C

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It contains several antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds

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Karela helps in lowering bad cholesterol levels which helps reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke

This vegetable also supports the immune system and improves respiratory health

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Bitter gourd is known for its anti-diabetic properties that help in lowering blood sugar levels 

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 It is low in calories, fat and carbohydrates which aid weight management. It also keeps one feeling full for longer and helps one avoid over-eating

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An excellent source of dietary fiber, the vegetable helps in relieving constipation and indigestion

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Bitter gourd boosts skin health and contains anti-ageing properties

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