Bitter melon /Bitter Gourd is loaded with powerful nutrients and composed of several beneficial compounds. These include bioactive chemicals, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which helps in treating a wide range of illnesses.
Bitter melon contain high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamins B1, B2 and B3, as well as vitamin B9 (folate). It is also rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and iron, and is a good source of dietary fiber.
Medicinal value of bitter melon has been attributed to its high antioxidant properties due to phenols, flavonoids, isoflavones, terpenes, anthroquinones, and glucosinolates, all of which confer a bitter taste. Bitter melon is traditionally known for its medicinal properties such as antidiabetic, anticancer, anti-inflammation, antivirus, and cholesterol lowering effects.
Bitter melon makes your insulin active. When your insulin is active, your sugar would be used adequately and not converted into fat, which would eventually help in weight loss too.
According to studies, bitter melon has a few active substances with anti-diabetic properties. One of them is charantin, which is famous for its blood glucose-lowering effect.
Bitter melon contains an insulin-like compound called Polypeptide-p or p-insulin which has been shown to control diabetes naturally. These substances either work individually or together to reduce blood sugar levels.
How To Make Bitter melon/ Bitter Gourd Juice?
Peel and slice the bitter gourd . Once you are done slicing, scoop out the white flesh and the seeds of the vegetable. Now, take the bitter gourd and cut them into tiny pieces. Add bitter gourd pieces to a juicer and add a pinch of rock salt and lemon juice. Blend the ingredients properly.
You can even add lemon juice to lessen the harsh taste of bitter gourd juice. A pinch of black pepper and ginger can also decrease the bitterness and make it more palatable.
Note : It needs to be understood that nothing can substitute the importance of medical assistance. However, one should also try out some home remedies to manage their diabetes well. Drinking a glass of bitter gourd juice could be one of them.
(You can also have this–>>>Homemade bottle gourd juice in your daily routine for controlling your blood sugar level)