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Web Stories – 10 Proven Health Benefits of Bitter Gourd

Dr.Swati Shukla

March 2, 2022

Bitter melon, balsam pear, or most commonly referred to as bitter gourd, is a unique fruit-vegetable combination that is consumed widely. It is an edible pod that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family that also includes cucumbers, cantaloupes, watermelon, squash, and more. It is considered the most bitter tasting amongst all culinary vegetables and fruits.

While bitter gourd is condemned for its bitter taste, it truly can sweeten our well-being through virtue of its health promoting and disease preventing phytochemical compounds. Bitter gourd is highly beneficial for patients suffering from intestinal and stomach problems, diabetes, and more.

About the Author

Doctorate in Food Science and Nutrition, double gold medalist and national scholarship holder, Dr Swati believes that nutrition is not just the science of healthy eating but also the art of healthy living. With a work experience of over 7 years in R&D and nutrition counseling, she holds expertise in food formulation and analysis, lifestyle modification, weight management, and chronic disease management. An active member of IDA, she is been mentioned in various publications, articles and has a patent under her name. Being familiar with nutritional intervention and its importance, she believes in an interdisciplinary approach for a healthy lifestyle.

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