Ivy gourd is peculiar than another gourd in the sense it is often consumed in raw form. The taste of the ivy gourd mimics the taste of the cucumber.
It is obtained from the vine which is found abundant in the summer season in the warmer climate. Predominately the fruit of the ivy gourd is consumed, the root and leaves are also used for the medicinal purposes.
The bitter ivy gourd is not suitable for the consumption. Anyone suffering from diabetes and taking the medication needs to take precaution during its consumption.
Some of the pronounced health benefits are
1. Prevents Constipation
The fiber innate followed by the adequate amount of the water content produces good effects in the soothing of constipation.
The contraction and the expansion of the stomach lining often coined as the peristaltic movement is beneficial in the soothing of constipation.
2. Diabetes Regulation
The regulation of the glucose upon the intake of the ivy gourd produces good effects in the regulation of diabetes.
3. Adequate Vision
The goodness of the beta-carotene produces helpful effects in obtaining the adequate vision.
Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in the duodenum of the intestine under the influence of the thyroid hormone.
4. Adequate Bone Density
The presence of the minerals like the calcium is vital in obtaining the adequate bone density. This is vital in obtaining healthy bone.
5. Healthy Skin
The goodness of the anti-inflammatory property followed by the presence of the antioxidant produces helpful effects in obtaining healthy skin.
6. Anemia Prevention
Iron innate in the ivy gourd produces good effects in the prevention of the anemia.
7. Cancer Prevention
The goodness of the adequate amount of the antioxidant produces helpful effects in the prevention of cancer in human body.
8. Weight Loss
The adequate amount of the fiber followed by the goodness of the low in calorie produces beneficial effects in the regulation of the body weight.