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Weight loss on your mind? Add ridge gourd or tori to your veggie basket and see the difference

Published on:3 September 2020, 11:00am IST
It’s time to shake hands with the humble tori aka ridge gourd, if you want to lose weight and get spotless skin!
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Let tori be your very own health inspector. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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You might find tori or ridge gourd bland and boring, but this ‘wonder veggie’ offers a host of benefits! Of course, it really doesn’t look as exciting as the ‘saucy potato’, but hey ladies, let’s not judge a book by its cover, because here’s a treasure you don’t want to miss out on. 

That’s why we are here to patch things up between you and the good ol’ tori, so that you can reap these five wholesome benefits, and transform your health. 

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1. Promotes weight loss
Say what? We think we’ve surely made a few jaws drop. But ladies, it is cent percent true that tori helps you shed that flab! Ridge gourd is inherently low in calories and is packed with dietary fibres that digest and absorb the fat properly. Now that means it’ll keep you satiated for long, and prevent you from bingeing on junk food!

2. Regulates blood sugar
Here’s another reason why we’re in love with tori! It keeps a check on the insulin production in your body, which means your sugar levels won’t go haywire. Tori contains peptides and alkaloids, so your metabolism will be accelerated. Moreover, this will help with the proper secretion and absorption of sugar in the body.

Ridge Gourd
If you can’t control your love for sugar then befriend tori now. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Boosts immunity
It is common to suffer from eye infections, liver infections, or stomach bugs from time to time. Did you know that the major reason behind these infections is inflammation and low immunity? Well, worry no more, because the humble tori will help your health get back on track! It not just lowers inflammation in the body, but the vitamins and minerals it contains – vitamin C, iron, magnesium, thiamine, riboflavin, and zinc – ensure that your immunity is sky high!

4. Tackles anemia
It’s unfortunate that every other woman is anemic. What that means is that they suffer from iron deficiency, which in turn, leads to fatigue and weakness. Iron is critical to maintain the red blood count in your body, so that your organs can function properly, and to synthesize RBCs, you need vitamin B6. Thankfully, ridge gourd has enough of it, so chomp away to good health!

Ridge Gourd
Tired all the time? Then it might be a sign that you are an anemic. Try ridge gourd to keep you charge. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5. Regains skin’s glow
You might be unaware but skin problems are largely related to your gut health. And we all know how tori is an excellent veggie for a healthy gut! Include it in your diet at least twice a week, and see the magic unfold before your eyes. No, we aren’t kidding – you will notice a marked difference within a few weeks!

We’re sure you’re convinced by now, so wait no more, and include tori or ridge gourd in your diet to transform your health! Juice it or soup it – the choice is all yours.

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.