Bottle gourd.. such a fantastic vegetable but many people dislike to include in there meal. This easy digestive vegetable has many benefits. Now a days ayurvedic doctors and yoga guru s are giving advises to include bottle gourd in every ones diet. Even for elder people also,this vegetable is usefull as it is having lot of medicinal values. Especially it contains 'o' cholesterol, high in dietary fiber and protein. Bottle gourd prevents excessive loss of sodium, very effective for urinary disorders, because cooked bottle gourd cools the body system. now a days bottle gourd juice is very popular in weight reduction.A glass of bottle gourd juice with a pinch of salt and 1 tea sp of lemon juice will be very help full in preventing urinary disorders, excessive thirst and tiredness. So start using bottle gourd in every day meal as it is a very common and less expencive vegetable in India. Here I am with very healthy bottle gourd juice in two versions.
Bottle gourd pieces --- 1 cup (peal the green skin and remove the seeds)
Ginger -- 1/2 tea sp chopped
Lemon juice -- 2 tea sp
salt -- a pinch (or )
honey --- 1 tea sp (if you have any urine disorders then please don't add honey)
You can use sugar also but it will increase the calories.
Blend all the ingredients in a blander in to a fine paste.
Add water mix well and serve.
If you want you can strain the juice, but wen you strain the juice fiber will be removed and that is not good for health, not recommended too.
Have this juice once in a day only.
Lemon juice -- 1 tab sp
Honey --- 1 tab sp or Rock sugar(patikabellam, Kalkanda)
Bottle gourd pieces -- 1 cup
Pineapple pieces -- 1/2 cup
cucumber pieces ---1/4 cup
ginger --1/2 tea sp chopped
Blend all above ingredients in a blender in to a smooth paste and add 2 glasses of water and blend for 1 second again.
Add 1 tab sp lemon juice and 1 tab sp honey or rock sugar(kalkanda, patikabellam) mix well to dissolve and serve.
If you are in a low calorie diet then this juice will be a good combination with any salad.
In that case don't add honey or sugar a pinch of salt will be replaced.
you want to really reduce your weight not only drinking this juice will help you have to do yoga or exercise and a 1/2 hour brisk walk also will give a good results...