How Bitter Gourd Wins Over Nutrition Professionals: Its Nutritional Value And How Much To Eat

microsoft, how bitter gourd wins over nutrition professionals: its nutritional value and how much to eat

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Perspective from Carolina Castro

PhD Candidate (Health Services), Post Graduate Functional Clinical Nutrition, Bachelor’s Degree Nutrition and Dietetics · 7 years of experience · Australia

Benefits

  • Bitter gourd is full in vitamin C, thus may help collagen production and immune system boost.
  • Bitter gourd is rich in fibers and B vitamins, essential for weight management and brain health.
  • Bitter gourd is loaded with important antioxidants may increase eye health.

Quantity Recommendation

  • To have all benefits including 98mg of vitamin C, important antioxidant vitamin and essential for immune system, I would recommend maximum 1/2 cup serving.

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Perspective from Luciana M. Cherubin

Bachelor in Nutrition · 5 years of experience · Argentina

Benefits

  • Bitter gourd protects cells against damage. It is a good source of catechin, gallic acid and epicatechin, powerful antioxidant compounds that can help protect your cells against damage.
  • Bitter gourd helps in weight loss because it is low in calories. One cup only contains 20 calories.
  • Bitter gourd helps reduce blood sugar. Bitter gourd has been shown to improve several markers of long-term blood sugar control.

Quantity Recommendation

  • Bitter gourd consumed occasionally, two or three times a week, may be a healthy addition to your diet. It can be eaten as a fruit or made into juice.

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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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