Health Benefits of Spiny Gourd or Kantola
So many of are not aware with the Health Benefits of Spiny Gourd or Kantola.Also Spiny Gourd is popular as Kantola in India. Spiny Gourd or Kantola is very popular in Rajasthan particularly in rainy season. Spiny gourd is also popular as Teasle Gourd. It is mostly cultivated in the mountain regions of India. Spiny Gourd is comes from “Cucurbitaceous”. They are dark green in color and change color as they get ripe from light green to yellow. Size of Spiny Gourd is normally 2-3 cm diameter. Here we provide Health Benefits of Spiny Gourd or Kantola.
Below is the list of Health Benefits of Spiny Gourd or Kantola.
Rich in phytonutrients
Spiny Gourd is great source of phytonutrients and low in calories. Spiny Gourd contains only 17 cal per 100g. It also contains other nutrients like dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins & anti-oxidant.
Decrease sugar level in blood
As we know it is high in phytonutrients, polypeptide-P, plant insulin and charantin that boost the glycogen synthesis in the cells of liver, muscle and adipose tissue.
Decreases a chances of cancer
Green and fresh pods of spiny gourd are high in vitamin C and it is very good natural antioxidant. Vitamin C hunts down excess toxic free radicals from our body to reduce the cancer.
Good for Breathing Problems
It gives relief in breathing problem because of fog & air pollution, when you eat spiny gourd to cure breathing problems. A mixture of 250 to 500 mg spiny gourd with 1 teaspoon ginger juice and 1 teaspoon honey give instant relief from breathing problem also.
Eliminate kidney stone
Daily drinking of 10 g of spiny gourd power and 1 glass of milk or water can also decreases kidney stone of kidney and bladder.
Good for anti aging
It also contains flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein and zeaxznthins which gives protection against oxygen-derived free radicals and also reactive oxygen species.
It contains high amount of Vitamin A that is very necessary for better eyesight. You can also eat spiny gourd in their season to improve your eyesight.