What are the benefits of bitter melon?


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Bitter melon is a vegetable that grows in many Asian and South American countries. It is very low in calories and dense in nutrients. Bitter melon is beneficial for treating blood disorders, cholera, diabetes mellitus and gout and for boosting the immune system.

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Bitter melon also has many nutritional benefits. It is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C. It also contains magnesium, folate, zinc, manganese, phosphorous and fiber. The vegetable is also rich in iron, beta carotene, calcium and potassium. Plus, it contains unique phytonutrients that have hypoglycemic effects and can help patients with diabetes keep their blood sugar in the normal range.

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