Bottle gourd is one of the lowest calorie vegetables- carrying just 14 calories per 100 g. It is one of the vegetables recommended by the dieticians in weight-control programs.
Bottle guard – दुधीभोपळा (1unit)
1 unit (200 – 300g)
Bottle guard is a good source of nutrients like fiber, vitamin C, folate and vitamin A. It is low in calories but high in fiber. Bitter melon makes an excellent addition to a weight loss diet. Test-tube studies show that bitter guard may have cancer-fighting properties and could be effective against stomach, colon, lung, nasopharynx, and breast cancer cells.