Bitter leaf, belongs to Daisy family and can also called onugbu, is a green leafy vegetable that is commonly used in West African cuisine, a native to Nigeria and is often used in soups and stews. It is called bitter leaf because of its very bitter taste. And it’s have many health benefits. Bitter leaf is packed with vitamins and minerals, vitamins A, C, and E, calcium, iron, and potassium, antioxidants.
Nutritional Facts Of Bitter Leaf Are;
Bitter leaf is an excellent source of nutrition, and just one cup of chopped bitter leaf contains:
24 in calories.
4g of carbohydrates.
3g of fiber.
3g of protein.
54% of the recommended dv of vit A.
42% of the recommended daily value of vit C.
23% of the recommended daily value of iron.
18% of the recommended daily value of calcium.
10% of the recommended daily value of potassium.
Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf Are;
Indigestion: it is an excellent source of dietary fiber content which can help to relieve indigestion by helping food move through the digestive system more quickly.
Diabetes: The anti-inflammatory properties of bitter leaf may help to lower blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity.
Infections: Bitter leaf contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds that can help to fight off infections.
Weight loss: Bitter leaf is low in calories and high in fiber, which can help to promote weight loss management
Skin health: The antioxidants in bitter leaf may help to fight free radicals and reduce signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Mental health: The compounds in bitter leaf may help to reduce anxiety and improve mood.
Heart health: it can help lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, which can help to protect against heart disease.