An excellent source of dietary fiber, it also contains twice the calcium of spinach, beta-carotene of broccoli, and the potassium of a banana.
Karela helps in cleansing toxins from the body and may act as a purgative, appetizer and help regulate carbohydrate metabolism. It is said to have hypoglycemic properties. It is said to have diuretic properties.
- May help maintain cholesterol within normal range. It is said to have anti-inflammatory properties.
- Karela helps in preventing from the diabetes mellitus as it contains a hypoglycemic compound means plant insulin which lowers down the blood and urine sugar level.
- It provides help in protecting from diabetic complications by reducing the harmful effects of free radicals.