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The health benefits of bitter melon

Health benefits of bitter melon or ampalaya.

Bitter melon, 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 dislike the taste and the idea of eating any bitter melon recipe, because of its bitter tasting property. 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.


Something to note: “Eating food with the whole family is one way to promote your bonding moments together, it also creates a happy environment, healthy lifestyle, positive thoughts about life and a helpful way to achieve an overall health”.

Remember: To make a healthier recipe, read food labels and choose to consider healthy ingredient-alternatives.


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