Nutritional benefits: low in calories but dense with precious nutrients.
Excellent source of minerals: vitamins B1, b2, B3, magnesium, folic acid, zinc, phosphorus, manganese.
It is rich in iron, contains twice the beta-carotene of broccoli, twice the calcium of spinach, and twice the potassium of a banana.
Bitter gourd juice: improve energy and energy level.
High beta-carotene helps in alleviating eye problems and improves eyesight.
Bitter juice helps to build immune system and increase body’s resistance against infection.
Bitter gourd cleanses the blood from toxins.
Sip 2 teaspoonfuls of the juice daily to help cleanse the liver.
Respiratory disorders: take 2 ounces of fresh bitter melon juice and mix with a cup of honey diluted in water. Drink daily to improve asthma, bronchitis and pharyngitis.
(Source: Nature and health, page O4, The Borneo Post, 30 April 2011)