Saturday 1 December 2012

Health note : bitter gourd and green apple juice.

A friend recommended drinking green apple with bitter gourd juice for health purposes, so I have tried for the past few days :

Looks green...hehe..but its nice with brown sugar and when slightly cooled.


(Info from Mr. Google)

Nutritional Benefits

Bitter gourds are very low in calories but dense with precious nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, and B3, C, magnesium, folic acid, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, and has high dietary fiber. 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 melon contains a unique phyto-constituent that has been confirmed to have a hypoglycemic effect called charantin. There is also another insulin-like compound known as polypeptide P which have been suggested as insulin replacement in some diabetic patients.

Health Benefits

Few other fruits/vegetables offer medicinal properties for these ailments like bitter melon does.

Blood disorders: Bitter gourd juice is highly beneficial for treating blood disorders like blood boils and itching due to toxemia. Mix 2 ounces of fresh bitter gourd juice with some lime juice. Sip it slowly on an empty stomach daily for between four and six months and see improvement in your condition.

Cholera: In early stages of cholera, take two teaspoonfuls juice of bitter gourd leaves, mix with two teaspoonfuls white onion juice and one teaspoonful lime juice. Sip this concoction daily till you get well.

Diabetes mellitus: contains a hypoglycemic compound(a plant insulin) that is highly beneficial in lowering sugar levels in blood and urine.

Energy: Regular consumption of bitter gourd juice has been proven to improve energy and stamina level. Even sleeping patterns have been shown to be improved/stabilized.

Eye problems: The high beta-carotene and other properties in bitter gourd makes it one of the finest vegetable-fruit that help alleviate eye problems and improving eyesight.

Immune booster: This bitter juice can also help to build your immune system and increase your body's resistance against infection.

Piles: Mix three teaspoonfuls of juice from bitter melon leaves with a glassful of buttermilk. Take this every morning on empty stomach for about a month and see an improvement to your condition.

Psoriasis: Regular consumption of this bitter juice has also been known to improve psoriasis condition and other fungal infections like ring-worm and athletes feet.

Respiratory disorders: Take two ounces of fresh bitter melon juice and mix with a cup of honey diluted in water. Drink daily to improve asthma, bronchitis and pharyngitis.

Toxemia: Bitter gourd contains beneficial properties that cleanses the blood from toxins.


Another "recipe" I found :

Blend 2 celery stalks, 1 green apple, 1/4 cucumber, 1/4 bitter melon, 1/2 green pepper

~ for weight loss and detox ;

~ good at preventing high blood pressure, cholesterol disorders and constipation.

I like that...just hope that I would continue diligently making the juice for at least 2 weeks...ha ha ha..




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Thomas Lee/Lee Lip Pang said...

Looks nutritious,take more rest and eat more healthy food.

George said...

I guess I could put up with the green color for all of those health benefits.

To answer your question on my blog: I used a 55-250mm zoom lens to get the picture of the moon.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Sounds so healthy... I love Granny Smith Green Apples ---but don't eat enough of them. Guess I need to think about these mixtures... Thanks so much for sharing. It's always best to do what we can to stay healthy.

MumMe said... detox...menarik ni kak cheqna...

Jolly Princess said...

Bitter gourd is one of my favorite veggies. I would eat it raw like salad. With mixture of vinegar. I would add pepper, onion, garlic, tomatoes, etc. I have not tried the juice alone with lemon. I will try it. Thanks for posting this healthy info. :)

noname said...

x pahit ke cheqna?

Cheqna said...

Thanks George for the info..mine is 50-200..may be I'd get the chance to capture it one day.


Cheqna said...

Tak juga sebab green apple and sugar dah "cover" pahit tu..hehe

Unknown said...

Ya.ya bittergourd plus green apple juice help to reduce chloestrol fast eg
Mine cholestrol level 256 was reduce to 200 within a mth.better than u take medicine

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