The round and woody texture you have been seeing across the market is Bael. Known for its cooling properties, Bael is slightly tangy with a sweet aroma. Did you know this humble fruit is power packed with so many health benefits? Scroll down to find out.
Commonly known as ‘stone apple’, Bael is one of the most commonly eaten fruits in India. Scientifically known as ‘Aegle Marmelos’ fruit has a woody texture and is round. Thanks to their wood like texture, they are also called ‘wood apples’. Bael has a hard shell but a soft and mushy pulp. This fruit has been consumed for centuries and is one of the most sacred offerings for Lord Shiva. Apart from its mythological significance, this fruit has ample medicinal benefits too.
I don’t know about you but for my mother, Bael juice is the ultimate cooling drink for summers. It is cooler and thus consumed extensively in the summer season. Did you know that Bael fruit is rich in protein, beta carotene, vitamin C as well as Vitamin V-complex. It also contains minerals like calcium, potassium, zinc, copper, iron and magnesium. It is also a good source of high fiber. Great, isn’t it?
Let us know about 5 benefits of Beal fruit you should know about..
Promotes Better Digestion
Bael fruit has high fiber content along with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. As per some studies, Bael juice has properties that can control gastric ulcers. It can also prevent constipation and other stomach related issues. It can help you in getting rid of poor digestion.
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Can Cure Diabetes
If you are suffering from diabetes, Bael fruit can help you. In Ayurveda, Bael is considered an effective medicine for diabetes. Besides, the branches as well as bark of Bael are rich in Feronia gum which can reduce the increased blood glucose levels in the body. Bael fruit can stimulate the pancreas and can contribute to the production of insulin.
Good For Skin
Bael fruit is power packed with anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory as well as anti-bacterial properties. Thus, it could be a boon for healthy skin. It can prevent skin infections to a great extent. Besides, it can also help in curing and reducing the effect of itchy bumps as well as skin rashes.
Helps In Boosting Immunity
You may not know but Bael fruit has content of vitamin C as well as antioxidants. Thus, it can boost immunity and can keep seasonal infections and illnesses at bay. Drinking Bael juice can prevent infections caused by viruses and bacteria.
Can Prevent Scurvy
Because of its vitamin C content, Bael fruit can control and prevent the symptoms of scurvy caused mainly because of the deficiency of vitamin C. Not just this, Bael fruit is rich in so many minerals and nutrients that it can help in flushing out toxins from the body and acts as a blood purifier.
Were you aware about these benefits of Bael fruit? Do let us know.