Saturday, April 9, 2016

Cold Pressed Vegetable Juice Challenge -Day 3

Congratulations on coming back on Day 3. 
I had bought one medium sized ash gourd the other day, so I am going to use it before I do variations.
I had always believed that ash gourd was a pumpkin. Turns out it is a winter melon. Growing just like pumpkin,on vines ,ash gourd is generally used to make a sweet called Petha.
That's day 3.

And I never, ever knew, the benefits were so numerous.
It is packed with Vit B, thymine, Vit C and has a large amount of calcium. A high quantity of potassium makes it ideal for people with high blood pressure.
It's juice is good for people with jaundice, treats constipation and urinary disorders. It balances out the fluid content of the body. Also,useful in weight loss-the fibre content keeps you full longer and balances out the good cholesterol.
Regular use of ash gourd is also beneficial in reducing symptoms associated with Thyroid malfunctions.
So with so many benefits,it's all a win win situation.

So I have enough ash gourd to last me two more days.

As always four basic ingredients.
250 GMs ash gourd peeled, deseeded and cubed
1 inch piece ginger
1 handful mint leaves 
Juice of 1 lemon
250 mils cold water

All into the blender jar and liquidised till a pulp forms.
Then pressed out through a metal sieve till you can press no more.

Pour into a glass with lemon juice...
And drink up.

Cheers to good health.

Winter melon, (Waxgourd), raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy54 kJ (13 kcal)
3 g
Dietary fiber2.9 g
0.2 g
0.4 g
Thiamine (B1)
0.04 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
0.11 mg
Niacin (B3)
0.4 mg
0.133 mg
Vitamin B6
0.035 mg
Vitamin C
13 mg
19 mg
0.4 mg
10 mg
0.058 mg
19 mg
111 mg
stats I pulled for you from Wikipedia 
Let's add the goodness of raw vegetables into our diet.

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