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原文标题:Weight loss foods: Karela (Bitter gourd)
Weight loss foods: Karela (Bitter gourd)
It is bitterbut very health and if you know how to cook this humble blood purifier right,than you will not only lose weight but also lower your lower blood glucose incase of diabetics.Karela can play a role in the prevention and treatment of TypeII diabetes, which is also called insulin-independent diabetes or adult onset diabetes.
Karela keeps your bloodsugar level under control, as against to sugary foods that causes a spike inthe blood sugar level which in turn sends a signal to the pancreas to releasethe fat storing hormone insulin. Thus you don't gain weight! Karela is aneffective diet-friendly food.
According to the Centersfor Disease Control and Prevention vegetables have a lowcalorie-density, so even if you have lots of them you don't put on weight. Karela have 16 calories per cup, and leafy tips have 14 calories.
Fills you up
Karela is high in water content(90%) and water is calorie-free. The more water you intake the more yourappetite is suppressed as you feel fuller in your tummy. Karela has 2.6 gdietary fiber, and as it takes a longer time to break down in the stomach youfeel less hungry.
According to the 2010 DietaryGuidelines from the U.S. Departmentof Health and Human Services a high-fiber diet may help youcontrol your weight.
You think the bitterness of theKarela is a turn off? Than try soaking it in chilled saltwater for a fewhours before eating it or cooking it.
One cup of Karela has 70 per cent of the daily value for vitamin C,and at least 9 per cent of the daily value for vitamin A. Karela issodium-free.