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Luffa: Experts weigh in on health benefits, nutrition facts, and more

Microsoft Start Health logo Microsoft Start Health 22-09-2022 Kiran Dhaliwal, Master's Degree Nutrition and Dietetics and Luciana M. Cherubin, Bachelor in Nutrition
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Perspective from Kiran Dhaliwal

Benefits

  • Luffa helps to prevent eye conditions due to its Vitamin A content. It prevents macular degeneration from occurring.
  • Luffa has anti-inflammatory properties which can ease pain and stiffness relating to arthritis. It can help repair muscular strength and connective tissues.
  • As luffa has good amounts of potassium, this balances the fluid levels within the body which relaxes muscles. The relaxation of muscles reduces the muscle cramps, pain and spasms.
  • Luffa has great skin care and health properties due to its rich Vitamin C content, this reduces dryness, wrinkles, and aging process of the skin. It also helps produce protein to form skin, tendons, blood vessels which can assist in wound healing.
  • The edible parts of luffa have been taken to prevent and treat colds, as well as used for nasal swelling and sinus problems.

Possible Side Effects

  • Luffa can aid in reducing blood glucose levels, hence individuals who have diabetes should be aware of the changes in dosing of medications.

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Perspective from Luciana M. Cherubin

Benefits

  • Luffa prevents eye ailments. It is high in vitamin A, which is beneficial for eye health.
  • Luffa slows down the aging process. It is high in vitamin C, a essential nutrient for the production of protein to form tendons, skin, blood vessels and ligaments.

Possible Side Effects

  • Luffa is safe for most individuals.

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This is for information purpose only, and should not be considered as a substitute for medical expertise. These are opinions from an external panel of individual doctors, and not to be considered as opinion of Microsoft. Please seek professional help regarding any health conditions or concerns.

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