Using Lauki Juice for weight Loss is extremely common in India. Go to any ayurvedic experts and Lauki is the first thing they will advise.
This nutritious vegetable holds very high degree of respect and is actually considered to be an Ayurvedic medicine to treat obesity, Heart Ailments, Kidney related disorders and treating urinary tract disorders.
Lauki does not work like Modern Day weight loss medicines, instead it works holistically by treating the overall body.
It works by correcting the disrupted Doshas in your body (Vata, Pitta and Kapha).
Remember one thing, Obesity is not a childhood problem, it happens when something goes wrong or functions wrongly in your body.
Before I jump on how to use Lauki for weight loss and other health benefits, let’s take a quick look at the common terminologies of Lauki in different languages.
- Hindi – Lauki
- Gujarati – Dudhi
- Bengali – Lao
- Marathi – Dudhi Bhopla
- Tamil – Sura Kaiy
- Telugu – Sorakaaya or Anapakaya
Ok now that you are familiar with common terms at least you won’t be confused if someone says or uses above terms.
Once you implement Lauki in your daily diet below are some common benefits that will come as a positive byproduct.
Benefits of Lauki Juice
Lauki juice is alkaline in nature. It reduces the acid levels of blood and increases the pH levels, thereby keeping lifestyle diseases away.
Since it’s alkaline, it’s easy on your kidneys and does an excellent job of detoxification. Therefore if you are consuming this juice daily you will see the creatinine levels drop gradually.
But discipline is the key, consume this juice daily every morning on an empty stomach to alkalize the body.
It’s a potential life saver for heart patients.
Here in India those suffering from coronary heart disease gets astounding results in just 6 months.
This amazing juice is known to open the collateral arteries, reduce cholesterol and triglycerides levels. Furthermore it increases the exercise capacity and restores the heart functions post suffering a heart attack.
In Patanjali Yogpeeth thousands cure their heart ailments without any surgery. Actually prescribing Lauki juice for weight loss and to treat coronary artery disease in a standard protocol there.
Patients are given Lauki juice diligently for 6 months. You will be surprised to know that there are lots of doctors who go to Patanjali Ashram to cure their heart ailments.
What an Irony…. These same doctors after they are cured, come back to their dispensary and suggest bypass to other patients.
If you are suffering from Grade 1 fatty liver or even Grade 2 Fatty liver consuming this juice twice a day can reverse it.
It not only reverses the fatty liver disease but it’s a potent fat burner. Consuming this juice as a fat cutter drink will start showing you the results in as less as 10 days.
Thanks to Baba Ramdev for advertising Lauki so extensively. Now every Indians know how beneficial this juice is.
Do a cholesterol test after 45 days and it will make you say wow!!
Powerful Antioxidants and anti-aging
Lauki juice is loaded with tons of Anti-Oxidants. These antioxidants helps to fight free radicals and reverse aging.
Consuming Lauki juice daily once a day helps to reverse the aging process.
This anti-aging quality comes mostly from its alkaline nature.
Reversal of Diabetes
When you lose weight the body’s requirement to produce insulin also reduces.
Regular consumption of Lauki Juice not only helps you to lose weight but also reverses diabetes.
It does not cure diabetes directly. But what it does it, balances the Doshas and thereby the related ailments are cured.
No diseases can prevail when Doshas are balanced and if the body is alkalized.
Ayurvedic Cure for thyroid
Lauki juice is an excellent drink for those suffering from Thyroid problems.
As I said earlier, Lauki juice balances the Doshas (Vatta, Pitta and Kapha).
And when all three are balanced it’s hard for lifestyle disease like Thyroid to sustain.
Lauki Juice is anti-cancer as it’s and alkaline veggie.
It takes care of the intestines by curing and healing ulcers. By increasing the pH levels of blood it stops the cancer cell mutation. The more alkalized your blood is the less would be the chance of cancer prevailing in your body.
Due to its alkaline nature and Antioxidants Lauki is a daily anti-cancer drink.
Cures Urinary Tract Infections
If you are suffering from burning sensation while passing urine then this is your go to drink.
Consumption of this drink early morning on empty stomach balances the acid levels. Consume Lauki juice daily for 10 days and there will be remarkable improvements.
The burning sensation and other urine infections can be cured easily within 10 days if Lauki is consumed regularly.
Lauki juice is an excellent tonic for those suffering from metabolic disorders and poor digestion.
Are you one of those who suffer from heaviness after consuming lunch or dinner? If yes then Lauki is the cure for this.
Consume Lauki juice to treat poor metabolism and digestion for a month.
Within a month you should see improvements in appetite and fat burning capacity of your body.
Cures for Insomnia
Lauki is an effective Ayurvedic medicine to cure Insomnia.
Regular consumption of Lauki Juice reduces the blood pressure and cools down the body and heart rate.
Due to its cold nature it relaxes the blood vessels and acts as an excellent nervous tonic.
Curing insomnia through Lauki is a wise idea however this cannot be cured in one or two days. Instead, Lauki works by balancing the Doshas and it takes a while until it start becoming effective.
Cure for Blood pressure
Cure for Acidity
While it’s extremely nutritious and loaded with tons of health benefits, there are some less known side effects too associated with this juice.
I have listed few side effects below…
Possible Side effects of Lauki juice
While consuming Lauki juice for Weight Loss and reaping other health benefits is an excellent idea to prolong the life it also has some negative side effects.
One of the most important thing that you need to remember is that while consuming Lauki it should not be bitted in Taste.
If you consume Lauki that is bitter in taste, it can potentially lead to major side effects such as:
- Light headedness
Also, if you are prone to cold or suffering from cold and cough, avoid Lauki as its cool in nature.
If you are suffering from Cold and need to consume Lauki juice to get the health benefits then try adding Black pepper powder to the juice.
Adding black pepper will neutralize the coolant or cool nature of Lauki.
One more thing that you need to be aware of, is that when consuming Lauki juice for weight loss or for any other reason make sure it’s organic.
Any chemical in Lauki juice can destroy your body’s immune system and you won’t be able to see the visible results.
Warning: Death from Bottle Gourd Juice (the bitter one) is also documented too. So bottle gourd juice that is bitter in taste can lead to serious side effects.
Avoid Bottle gourd if it’s bitter in taste.
So now that you know the benefits and side effects of Lauki juice let’s learn how to make this juice.
How to Make Lauki Juice to Lose weight?
This video will show you exactly how you can make Lauki juice at home for weight loss.
As you can see above in this video it’s pretty straight forward to make this juice.
Anyone can make this fat burning juice at home in three easy steps.
Step 1: Wash the Lauki thoroughly (Make sure all the chemicals are washed if the Lauki is chemically treated)
Step 2: Remove the peel (Don’t remove the peel if its organic as including the peels have truckloads of benefits)
Step 3: Cut the Bottle gourd into pieces and put it in the blender or Mixer juicer and blend it.
Step 4: After you have blended the juice, extract the juice in glass.
Your weight loss juice is ready, drink this juice twice a day.
Nutritional Content of Lauki juice
- Water: 96 g
- Selenium: 0.2 mg
- Fiber: 0.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 3.39 g
- Iron: 0.19 mg
- Vitamin C: 10.03 mg
- Vitamin A: 16.10 IU
- Riboflavin: 0.023 mg
- Calcium: 25.78 mg
- Magnesium: 10.98 mg
- Potassium: 151 mg
- Phosphorus: 12.53 mg
- Sodium: 1.98 mg
- Niacin: 0.319 mg
- Panthogenic Acid: 0.151 mg
- Thiamin: 0.030 mg
- Calcium: 25.92 mg
- Protein: 0.61 g
- Copper: 0.033 mg
- Zinc: 0.70 mg
Note: The First dose should be early in the morning on empty stomach and the last dose should be before the sun sets in the evening.
The method above is the simplest way you can make Lauki juice.
I use this technique again and again, in fact I hardly use techniques listed below as this simple method works for me. Having said that you can still make your juice more potent using the below combinations.
Best known combinations of Lauki juice
While simple preparation of Lauki juice can give you a ton of benefits, you can improvise it more through below combinations.
Lauki Amla Juice
To make Lauki and Amla juice for weight loss all you need is half of medium sized Lauki and 3 pieces of Amla.
It’s pretty simple to make this juice, you can make this weight loss juice in 4 easy steps.
Step 1: Wash the Amla and Lauki.
Step 2: Cut Lauki as well as Amla into pieces.
Step 3: Put it in the blender and blend it.
Step 4: Extract the juice.
Have this juice in Empty stomach early in the morning.
Lauki and Coriander leaves juice
Coriander juice is excellent for your stomach. It helps you to correct the metabolism related disorders.
Mixing Lauki juice and coriander juice to lose weight is an excellent idea, especially when you want to burn fat quickly.
Make this powerful fat burning juice in 4 easy steps.
Step 1: Wash Lauki and coriander thoroughly
Step 2: Cut the Lauki into pieces and chop the coriander leaves
Step 3: Put it in the Mixer juicer or Juicer and blend it
Step 4: Extract the juice.
Lauki and pudina Juice
The steps to make Lauki and Pudina juice remains the same as above.
Simply add some pudina or mint leaves when blending. Make sure you add only 7 – 8 Mint leaves when preparing Lauki and Mint juice and consume this every morning.
Again, Mint is excellent for your body and digestive system.
Consumption of Lauki and mint juice regularly keeps acidity miles away and this juice prevents acidosis. Meaning the pH levels of your blood is increased, thus it keeps lifestyle diseases like cancer, health ailments, diabetes and blood pressure away.
Lauki and Cucumber Juice
Both Lauki and Cucumber is extremely high in water contents.
But these two when combined together becomes a metabolism boosting drink. The better your metabolism is the better would be your fat burning capacity.
To make this metabolism boosting drink follow 4 simple steps.
Step 1: Wash Lauki and Cucumber thoroughly.
Step 2: Cut both Lauki and Cucumber into pieces
Step 3: Put it in the blender or mixer juicer and blend it
Step 4: Extract the juice and have it empty stomach every morning.
Consuming this drink once a day should be sufficient. Again discipline is the key.
Make sure you consume this drink every day for next 30 days to see visible difference.
Lauki Juice with a tinch of lemon
Again this is very simple to make…
Simply make the Lauki juice normally as I showed you above and add some lemon juice to it.
No need to add one whole lemon as it won’t taste nice. All you need is half a lemon.
Just squeeze the lemon and extract the juice and mix it with Lauki juice.
Have this drink in morning and before sunset. You should see the results within 10 to 15 days.
In fact you can also add mint juice extract or Coriander juice extract (any one) to this. It will make your juice even more potent.
Lauki and Spinach Juice
When we talk about weight loss juices one cannot ignore the importance of Spinach.
You remember that green smoothie that your granny or Grandfather talked about? In green smoothie Spinach juice is the key ingredient.
Green smoothies can not only help you to shed pounds quickly but also fulfill your daily nutritional needs.
We are not making any green smoothies here, however what you can do is when making lauki juice you can add some spinach leaves to it.
The only drawback is the taste, when spinach juice is combined with Lauki juice the taste and smell may not be great. Having said that the benefits derived from consumption of Spinach and lauki juice far superior than any other combination.
To make spinach and Lauki juice follow 5 simple steps.
Step 1: Wash Lauki and Spinach thoroughly
Step 2: Boil the Spinach as there are tons of pesticides on it, at least here in India
Step 3: Put the spinach and Lauki in the blender or mixer grinder
Step 4: Blend it
Step 5: Extract the juice.
Have this juice either in morning on empty stomach or you can also have this juice between breakfast and Lunch.
Lauki and tomato juice
Lauki and Tomato when combined together it becomes a medicine.
This juice is used as a medicine for treating and curing multiple ailments.
Again making this juice is pretty simple.
- Just peel off the Bottle gourd and wash it thoroughly.
- Cut one tomato into pieces.
- Cut the Bottle gourd or Lauki into pieces
- Put it in the blender or Juicer and juice it
Extract the juice and have it empty stomach every morning for next 20 – 25 days.
Lauki juice with a pinch of Cinnamon powder
I am pretty sure you know how to make Lauki juice or bottle gourd juice by now.
Process remains the same, all you need is add half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to your juice, mix it well and have it early morning, preferably empty stomach.
Since you now know how to make Lauki juice to reduce your weight, let’s quickly understand the timings.
Lauki when consumed at inappropriate timings may have some side effects. Therefore timings plays a key role as you may want to lose weight safely.
Best time to consume Lauki Juice
Since Lauki juice is Alkaline in Nature you can consume this amazing weight loss juice anytime you wish. Having said that, I have found that when Lauki juice is consumed in morning in an empty stomach it gives the best possible output.
When we sleep for 8 hours our body goes to fasting mode and when you wake up the acid levels are at its peak.
Therefore consuming Lauki early morning on empty stomach neutralizes the acidic state. This just activates or stimulates the whole digestive system.
Regular consumption of Lauki early morning ignites the metabolism and strengthens the digestive system.
While Lauki consumption is good. The worst time to consume Lauki juice is at night.
Lauki juice can cause cold if it’s consumed at night. Those suffering from Sinusitis, asthma and chronic cold should avoid Lauki juice at night.
While Lauki juice can drop your weight, consumption of Lauki as a vegetable in your diet can double the fat burning rate. Moreover if Lauki juice and Lauki vegetable is consumed regularly it’s very difficult for heart diseases and blood pressure to prevail.
You can implement Lauki in form of Juice as well as food in your daily diet. I have listed some quick Lauki recipes below that you can use in your diet daily.
Quick Lauki recipes to Lose weight
Zero Oil Lauki Kofta
While Kofta is amazingly tasty and makes your taste buds happy, you can make it healthier and effective if you consume it without a drop of oil.
I will show you how to make Lauki kofta without a drop of oil, this Zero Oil recipe will not only help you to lose weight but also reduce your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Remember, Lauki and Oil do not go well with each other since Lauki repels oil i.e. when you consume Lauki it acts as a fat burner.
To make Lauki Kofta you would need below ingredients
- 100 Grams Lauki
- Half Cup chopped onions
- Two spoonful Chickpea Flour (Besan)
- Half cup Chopped tomato
- Salt as per taste
- ¼ Spoon Turmeric powder
- Chopped coriander leaves 1/4th cup
- Half teaspoon red chili powder
- Dried mango powder
- Garam Masala
- 7-8 chopped mint leaves.
Once you have the above ingredients ready start making Lauki kofta in 5 easy steps.
Step 1: Grate the Lauki and boil it.
Step 2: Take a non-stick tava or a pan and roast the besan (Chickpea flour) until its mild brown
Step 3: Put the besan in a bowl and let it cool down.
Step 4: Stew the water from the grated Lauki and mix the all the above ingredients together.
Step 5: Make it into small sized ladu’s
Step 6: Steam the Kofta followed by roasting it on Pan for few minutes.
Your 100% oil free Kofta is ready. You can mix this kofta in curry and serve it with Phulka or chapatti.
Lauki Chana Dal
Dal is a staple food here in India.
It becomes much healthier when fat burning food like Lauki is added.
You can make tasty oil free dal that not only burns fat but also gives you required amount of nutrition without sacrificing any taste.
To make Oil free Lauki Chana Dal you would need below ingredients.
- Chana Dal – 30 Grams
- Chopped onions – 30 grams
- Red Chili powder – 1/4th Spoon
- Grated Ginger – Approx. Half an inch
- Lauki or Bottle gourd – 50 Grams
- Garam Masala – A pinch of it
- Finely Chopped Green Chili – 1 Qty
- Jeera or Cumin Seeds – ½ tea spoon
- Salt – As per taste
- Chopped Tomatoes – 30 Grams
- Turmeric Powder – 1/4th spoon
- Curry Leaves
That’s all that you need to make Lauki Chana Dal.
Below is how you can make it in 7 easy to follow steps.
Step 1: Wash the Chana Dal thoroughly and soak it in half a cup of water for next 45 minutes.
Step 2: Peel the Lauki or Bottle gourd and cut it into even pieces (The Size of pieces depends on you, I prefer to keep it very small).
Step 3: Add Curry Leaves, Chopped onions, green chili, grated ginger and one teaspoon water in a cooker and roast it (Remember I said roast it and don’t steam it).
Step 4: Add the spices one by one i.e. Red Chili Powder, Turmeric powder and Garam Masala stir the mixture constantly and roast it until the Onions are mild brown.
Add water every time you think the masala’s are burning.
Step 5: Now Add the Lauki and Chopped tomatoes and cook it for next 2 – 3 minutes (Constant stirring needed).
Step 6: Once the masala’s are mixed well, add the Chana dal and mix it thoroughly for a minute or two.
Step 7: Add some water to it and steam the Dal up to 3 Whistles, Once the dal is cooked, stir it with the Dal Stirrer and garnish it with Coriander leaves.
This dal goes very well with Phulka (A type of chapatti that is made without a drop of oil.)
The secret to weight loss in this recipe is the oil content. You get the full nutritional benefit without consuming the carcinogenic oil.
Lauki ki sabji
Consuming Lauki ki sabji is an excellent thrice a week can give you remarkable results.
This recipe will help you to lose anywhere from 0.5 kilograms to 3 kilograms within a months’ time.
Again this will only work if you promise to give up your bad eating habits.
To make this Sabji let’s take a quick look at the ingredients.
- Half of medium sized bottle gourd
- Half teaspoon Turmeric powder, Red Chili powder, Coriander powder, Garam Masala powder
- One pinch Hing
- 6 Cloves chopped garlic and half an inch chopped Ginger
- One Chopped tomato
- One Spoon Oil
- Chopped coriander leaves
- One Teaspoon Jeera
Once you have the above ingredients ready, you can make the bottle gourd sabji in 5 easy steps.
Step 1: Pre heat the pan
Step 2: Start by adding oil
Once the oil is heated, put some Jeera and wait for it until it starts to crackle.
Now add one pinch hing, stir it well wait for a while and then add chopped garlic and Ginger.
Saute it until the Garlic is mild brown
Step 3: Add all your masala’s one by one
Mix it well and sauté it until the masala’s are half cooked.
Add some salt as per your taste.
Step 4: Now add Lauki and stir it well (Make sure the masala’s are mixed well).
Cover it with lid for next 2 – 3 minutes
Step 4: Open the lid and add the chopped tomatoes and coriander leaves.
Mix it well and cover it with lid
Let it cook for next 3 – 5 minutes on low flame.
Step 5: Open the lid and stir the sabji.
Your weight loss sabji is ready to be consumed during breakfast or dinner.
Serve this sabji with phulka.
Lauki Pan Cake
You may have heard of Oats pancake and Atta pancakes but lauki pan cake?
Yes it’s true you can also make Lauki pancake.
Again this recipe is tailor made to help you lose weight. Instead of consuming regular roti’s or phulka try including Lauki Pancake frequently into your diet.
The plus point with this recipe is that it’s amazingly easy to make.
To make bottle gourd Pan Cake you would need below ingredients.
- Half cup besan
- 4 Spoon Oil
- 250 grams Bottle gourd
- salt as per taste
- 1 Spoon Ginger garlic paste
- One spoon chopped green chilies
Do you have these ingredients ready?
Ok, let’s make it in 4 easy steps.
Step 1: Finely Grate the Lauki.
Step 2: Mix the grated bottle gourd with Besan and above mentioned ingredients.
Step 3: Try to make a paste my adding water in small quantity.
Step 4: Preheat the Pan and add some oil to it.
Once the oil is heated, start adding the besan and you can make it to any shape you want.
Cook both the sides and you are done
Note: Over cooking will lead to Lauki bhajiya.
You might have consumed tomato soup and vegetable soup in the past. Guess what this recipe is 5 times more potent than those soups when it comes to weight loss.
Consuming bottle gourd soup at night for dinner will give you astounding results within 20 days.
And the best part is that it’s super easy to make.
To make Lauki soup you would need below ingredients.
- Half Lauki or bottle gourd (250 grams) cut into pieces.
- One Onion (Small size) cut it into slices (approx. 4 slice)
- One clove Garlic and One green chili
- Salt as per taste
- Half teaspoon cow ghee (Use if you have weak bones)
- Black salt
- Chopped coriander leaves
That’s all that you would need to make your fat burning food. Let’s learn how to make it.
Make Bottle gourd soup in 5 easy steps.
Step 1: Put the Lauki, Onions, Garlic clove and Green chili in Pressure cooker
Step 2: Add one cup water and one teaspoon salt to it and close the cooker
Step 3: Turn on the stove or gas and let it cook up to 3 whistles.
Step 4: Let the cooker cool.
Once it’s cooled put the Lauki soup to the Mixer grinder.
Blend it and extract the soup by filtering out the fiber
Step 5: Add some cow ghee to it and mix it with black salt.
Mix it thoroughly and you will have that creamy taste of soup that is not only healthy but shed pounds like crazy.
Regular consumption of Lauki as a food and as a juice a will not only help you lose weight but also keep you away from majority of the lifestyle diseases.
When on Lauki therapy do not consume pizzas, burger or any food items that are high on Fat and Carbs as that will ruin the whole approach.
Out of all the recipes and juicing combinations mentioned above which one did you like the most? Please feel free to comment on the comment box below.