But don't belittle patola or Ridge Gourd. Some call it Sponge Gourd because its insides can be used as a cleaning sponge when dried. Thus, if eaten, it can effectively clean or scrub your digestive system.
Aside from being an ideal colon cleaner and detox veggie due to its excellent fiber content, it is said to be rich in Vitamin C, riboflavin, thiamin, zinc, magnesium, and iron.
Best of all, I love how it helps smoothen your bowel movement. Having problems with constipation? Then eat more patola. I love mixing it in noodles (pancit miki) or with miswa soup. You can also use it in lieu of papaya when cooking tinola. This you simply have got to try!
And it's cheap--perfect for cheap health and fitness with middle income budget.
Going back to curing constipation, Patola enhances the function of the stomach and digestive system as a whole. The best thing is, as it scrubs clean the system and rids it of clogs and toxins, the system performs better and processes food better. That can help you lose weight in the process.
Because it helps lose weight, it can be very helpful for those who have diabetes and heart defects. It also helps rid your blood and urine of too much sugar and helps manage the release of your natural insulin.
So, why bother with patola? For a dozens of indispensable reasons.