Bitter is the new sweet
Tanzim Islam Silony
BITTERGOURD (OR BETTER KNOWN AS KOROLA)
Soft drinks and fastfood raise cholesterol and blood sugar levels. A glass of korola juice a day, keeps blood sugars low and bad cholesterol away. Still not convinced? Do not cry when you are 40 and need insulin shots.
Are you suffering from bloating and gastritis from eating all the delicious, deshi fried food? Chirata, unlike antacid, is your natural medication that detoxes your liver while strengthening the stomach to help with indigestion.
AMLA (BETTER KNOWN AS AMLOKI)
Vitamin C supplements are no match to amlas. Vitamin C from amla, or other natural sources, is absorbed better into the body than from supplements. So pop in an amla everyday for wrinkle free, glowing skin, gorgeous hair, and a strong immune system.
JUTE LEAF (OR AS WE SAY PAT SHAAK)
Pat shaak, a favourite of mothers across the country, is a gold mine for vitamins. Enriched with vitamins K, A, B9, B2 and C, have numerous health benefits that need another article of its own. Only one serving a day is enough to provide you with the daily vitamin requirements.
Neem is magic! The alkaloids that give neem its bitter taste have antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, which not only prevent infections but also detoxify the entire body.
It is okay to think of it as torture for your taste buds, but if there is one thing that life has taught us, it is that everything good comes at a price and your health is no exception to that rule. Eat healthy today for a better tomorrow; for bitter is the new sweet!