Bottle gourd’s juice is extremely effective for those who want to lose weight. Bottle gourd is commonly known as ghia, lauki, dudhi and soorakaya, Sorekai/Esugai Balli) in Kannada, ‘Lau‘ in Bengali, ‘Dudhi‘ in Gujarati, (Pandharabhopla / Dudya Bhopal) in Marathi and ‘Ghia Da Sag‘ in Punjabi. . It is actually an ayurvedic medicine to treat obesity.
The vegetable is extremely hydrating and nourishing. It is a rich source of vitamin C, A and K and essential minerals like sodium, calcium, iron, zinc and magnesium. It’s rich antioxidant content is said to promote heart health by keeping bad cholesterol at bay.
Lauki is rich in both soluble and insoluble fibers. Fibre takes the longest time to digest. Which means it stays in your system for long, thereby inducing a sense of satiety.
If you feel full you would naturally binge less. High fibre also helps facilitate smoother digestion, a healthy digestion is key to healthy weight loss
Here is a simple lauki ka juice recipe by baba ramdev for you to try:
* For preparing lauki juice at home, choose a fresh lauki or bottle gourd.
* Slice a small piece to taste and ensure that it is not bitter. Discard the lauki, if it is found to be bitter.
* Peel the lauki and cut into small pieces.
* Put the small pieces in a food processor or juicer for fresh lauki juice.
* Strained through a strainer and seasoned with salt and pepper to taste.
Now, enjoy your lauki juice. Just follow this recipe and you too will become a fan of lauki juice!
Potential Risks of Drinking Lauki Juice. Words of Caution!
In 2010, the humble lauki juice was also in the news when a CSIR scientist died after drinking lauki juice. After this unfortunate case, a public advisory was issued to avoid such cases. The advisory suggested not to mix lauki juice with any other vegetable juice.
It is important to first taste a small piece of bottle gourd for bitterness. If the same is found to be bitter, then the discard the vegetable immediately
Quick tip: Bottle gourd juice should always be consumed fresh. Peel and gourd and try a bit of flesh before blending. It is advised to have bottle gourd juice alone and not mixed with other vegetables. However, you can add amla, ginger, fresh mint leave and some rock salt to spruce up the flavour.
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