The health benefits of bitter melon

Bitter melon is also known as momordica charantia, bitter gourd or ampalaya. It has an oblong shape and a warty looking vegetable fruit, the flesh is crunchy and watery.

During my younger years I often do not like the taste and the idea of eating bitter melon recipe, but as time goes by, I learned to love, eat and appreciate this fruit vegetable! According to our health food source, below are the health benefits that you can get from bitter melon!

  • Contain vitamins A, B1, B2 and vitamin C.
  • Helps prevent type 2 diabetes by increasing the insulin sensitivity thus lowering elevated blood sugar levels.
  • Contain minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron, copper and potassium.
  • It helps purify blood tissue, enhances digestion and stimulates the liver.

Disclaimer: The list shown above is merely for information purposes only. If you need a medical advice, you should consult a doctor or other appropriate medical professional.

Try this: Recipe that helps you to still enjoy bitter melon.

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