Bitter melon is a vegetable native to Asia, Africa, and South America. It is similar to a cucumber, with a rough surface. The fruits and seeds have several medicinal uses. It is also high in protein, calcium, and iron.
- Helps lower blood sugar
- Can help fight cancer
- Strengthens the immune system
- Can help regulate digestion
Fresh Bitter Melon or as a supplement.
If you eat the melon fresh, you can put it in salads, smoothies, or creams. It tastes quite sour, so you should use it in small amounts.
If you use the supplement, follow the manufacturer's instructions.
- There are three substances in bitter melon that act on the blood sugar level. It can help regulate it in cases where it is very high. These substances are charanti, vicine, and polypeptide-p.
- It has a high content of antioxidants, which is why its potential as an anticarcinogen is being investigated, as it helps protect the cells of the body.
- Bitter melon acts as an anti-viral, prevents tumor formation, and may strengthen immune system function by fighting infection.
- It has a high content of dietary fiber, which is helpful in improving the digestive process. It also stimulates the production of saliva and stomach acid, which helps to break down food and digest it properly.
Any time, except at night to avoid stomach upset.
Being very acidic, it can cause stomach upset
Consumption should not be exceeded
Not recommended during pregnancy
People who use diabetes medications should not eat bitter melon
Consult your doctor about the safety of this plant in your specific case
- Bitter melon is a good source of vitamin C
- There are different types of bitter melon, the most common measuring about 20-30 cm and is light green in color
- You can also try bitter melon in tea