Bitter Gourd Lowers Blood Sugar LevelsPosted by in About Diabetes | Buying Diabetic Testing Strips | Diabetes Education and place to sell test strips | Diabetes Friendly Food
Bitter Gourd or Bitter Melon is a plant that is widely grown in tropical countries. It is very low in calories and a rich source of iron, vitamins B1, B2, and B3, potassium, zinc, magnesium, phosporus, folate, and fiber. Fresh bitter gourd is rich in vitamin C.
Diabetes: Bitter gourd has a chemical that acts like insulin and can help lower blood sugar levels.
Psoriasis: Bitter gourd juice with lime juice is an effective remedy for psoriasis.
Acne, Itching, Blood Boils: Bitter gourd has blood purifying properties. Regular consumption of bitter gourd can help prevent acne. It is also an effective remedy for blood disorders.
Kidney Stones: Bitter gourd can help get rid of painful kidney stones by breaking them down.
How to Enjoy:
Because of its bitter taste, many people avoid eating this nutritious fruit. To lessen the bitter flavor, soak sliced bitter gourds in salt water for at least 30 minutes before cooking. Add to stir-fries, soups, or you can try Stuffed Bitter Melon.