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Bitter melon: Limiting the inflow of sodium, lower blood pressure

Bitter melon: Limiting the inflow of sodium, lower blood pressure

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The daily recommended amount:
Eat 100 grams of Bitter melon (bitter gourd) every day

Calories in Bitter melon (Per 100g)

Calories: 19kcals
Sodium: 2.4mg
Fat: 0.1g
Protein: 1.1g
Carbs: 4.9g

Principle of lowering blood pressure
Bitter melon is rich in Potassium, can limit the inflow of sodium, promote the excretion of sodium from the urine, thereby lowering blood pressure. In addition, the bitter melon contains alkaloids quinine, the quinine have diuresis effect.

Have a therapeutic effect on diabetes and cancer prevention
Bitter melon contains charantin, the charantin is similar to insulin, can play a role in reducing blood sugar. In these years, it has been proved that bitter melon has many components which have various medical functions, such as decreasing blood sugar, anti tumor, enhancing immunity and so on.

Best food match:
Bitter melon and eggplant
Serve with eggplant, can decrease blood glucose levels and protect cardiovascular and cerebral blood vessels.

Do's and Dont's:
Right Obese people.
Right Hypertension (High blood pressure), diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia (High blood fat) patients

Maybe many people don't like the bitter taste of bitter melon, cut the bitter melon into pieces, put them in the boiling water for a while, this will help to reduce their bitterness.

Recipe for lowering blood pressure
item Stir-Fried Bitter melon (for two person)

Ingredients: 250 grams of bitter melon, a small amount of oil, 1/3 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper.


  1. Wash and rinse your bitter melon, cut the bitter melon into pieces.
  2. Add black pepper and salt to bitter melon, mix well. Allow to marinate for 5 minutes.
  3. Add oil into a pan, when the oil is hot, add bitter melon to the pan, stir the bitter melon constantly and quickly with a spatula until the bitter melon to turn brown and crisp. Then put your bitter melon on the plate.


Calories Protein Fat Sodium
86kcals 2g 5g 468mg

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