BITTER GOURD HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Posted in VEGETABLES HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Health Benefits:

    1.  Fresh pods are an excellent remedy for curing respiratory problems         like asthma, cold, cough, etc.

2.  Drink one glass of Bitter Melon juice daily to heal liver problems.

3.  This also helps to build your immunity

4.  Consuming Bitter gourd can help to get rid of acne, blemishes and deep skin infections.

5.  Bitter melon contains certain chemicals that are like insulin which help to reduce blood sugar levels.

6.  Bitter melon helps to maintain healthy liver and bladder. It is also useful in curing kidney stones

7.  They help to reduce the bad cholesterol levels which clog the arterial walls and thereby reduce the chances of heart attacks. Also it is known to lower blood sugar levels that help in maintaining good heart health

8.  Bitter Melon contains antioxidants, which help to flush out your system. This improves your metabolism and digestive systems thus helping you lose weight quickly.

9.  bitter gourd helps in improving the appearance of your skin.

10.              Bitter gourd helps in controlling blood flow and clotting,

    causing wounds to heal faster, preventing further infections.

Minerals

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

PERCENTAGE OF RDA

Energy

17 Kcal

<1%

Carbohydrates

3.70 g

3%

Protein

1.00 g

2%

Total Fat

0.17 g

0.5%

Cholesterol

0 mg

0%

Dietary Fiber

2.80 g

7%

VITAMINS

Folates

72 µg

18%

Niacin

0.400 mg

2.5%

Pantothenic acid

0.212 mg

4%

Pyridoxine

0.043 mg

3%

Riboflavin

0.040 mg

3%

Thiamin

0.040 mg

3.5%

Vitamin A

471 IU

16%

Vitamin C

84 mg

140%

ELECTROLYTES

Sodium

5 mg

<1%

Potassium

296 mg

6%

MINERALS

Calcium

19 mg

2%

Copper

0.034 mg

4%

Iron

0.43 mg

5%

Magnesium

17 mg

4%

Manganese

0.089 mg

4%

Zinc

0.80 mg

7%

PHYTO-NUTRIENTS

Carotene-ß

190 µg

Carotene-α

185 µg

 

Lutein-zeaxanthin

170 µg

BITTER GOURD RECIPES

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