Bitter gourd, bitter squash or bitter melon is a fruit originated in India and in the 14th century it was introduced to China. The shape, color and type of bitter gourd varies according to the place it has been grown. It is mainly grown in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean and is used widely in South Asian, East Asian, and Southeast Asian Cuisine and consumed in different parts of the world. Despite of its unusual bitter taste it is gladly consumed and used by veggie lovers because of it’s amazing health benefits.
Some of the health benefit of this miracle fruit are as under.
- CARDIAC HEALTH
Bitter gourd promotes heart health by reducing the bad cholesterol level which blocks the arterial walls and reduces the risk of heart attacks.
- BLOOD PURIFICATION
The bitter gourd juice contains antimicrobial properties which prevents blood disorders and skin problems like eczema. It also clears toxins from the blood and improves the circulation of the blood.
- GUT HEALTH
It also promotes gut health because it contains fiber which traps cholesterol and other toxins and flushes them out of the body. It also cures indigestion by preventing diarhhea and constipation.
- WEIGHT LOSS
This amazing fruit also aids in reducing weight by improving metabolism and digestion while fiber present in it reduces appetite.
Bitter gourd contains a special insulin like protein called polypeptide P which lowers the blood sugar level.
Apart from these, bitter melon is rich in vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant and helps in the development and growth of the tissues. It is also use to maintain the liver healthy. Kidney stones can also be cured by it. It is said that bitter melon can prevent the cancer cells from multiplying.
There are many more health benefits of this miracle fruit which makes it perfect food for everyone.