Ok if you haven’t then I hope this post is helpful.
As you already know there are many natural cures out there for the various health challenges affecting mankind.
And even for diabetes there are natural fruits and veggies that can help contain it.
Bitter gourd is also known as bitter melon and it is said to be good for diabetes control.
So what is the health relationship between bitter gourd and diabetes?
- It has great control over glucose metabolism in our body.
- It increase pancreatic insulin secretion and prevents insulin resistance.
- Charantin together with vicine and an insulin-like compound known as polypeptide-p helps reduce blood sugar levels.
- A March 2008 issue of Chemistry and Biology found that bitter melon increased cellular uptake of glucose and improved glucose tolerance.
- In January 2011, the results of a four-week clinical trial were published in theJournal of Ethnopharmacology , which showed that a 2,000 mg daily dose of bitter melon significantly reduced blood glucose levels among patients with type 2 diabetes.
- In a 2007 study, the Philippine Department of Health determined that 100 milligrams per kilogram of body weight of bitter melon each day reduces glucose as much as 2.5 mg/kg of glyburide, a sulfonylurea drug, taken twice per day.
My husband was diagnosed with Type 2 four months ago… he had a blood glucose reading of 370. [The] doctor put him on metformin — 1,000 mg a day, which brought his blood glucose down to the low 200’s. So the doctor upped his meds to 2,000 mg a day.
Then someone told her about bitter melon tea, and she bought some at a local Asian grocery. He started drinking one cup of tea in the morning and one in the evening. The very next day, his fasting glucose dropped to around 80. He stopped his metformin and his fasting glucose levels have been under 100 ever since.
His A1C dropped from 13.5 to 6.3. Since he has only been on the tea for a few weeks, his A1C will probably drop further at the next test. This is a man who is heavy, eats lots of pasta and rice, and whose exercise is “walking the dog twice a week.” Nothing else in his lifestyle has changed.(1)
The duty of this post was to show you tue relationship between bitter gourd and diabetes.
To show you the possitive effects it has on curbing diabetes.
Now that you know, start with the juove or you can add it to your meals.
Bitter melon originated in India and was introduced into China in the 14th century. It is widely used in East Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian cuisine.
limit yourself to no more than two ounces of bitter melon (or more than two melons) a day, as excessive consumption can cause mild abdominal pain or diarrhoea .