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Bitter Melon Diabetes
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Bitter Melon Diabetes

This bitter fruit is a vine grown in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Its fruit is probably the most bitter of all edible fruits. The fruit has an oblong shape with a central seed cavity that bears flat seeds. It is commonly grown in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean because of its fundamental role in traditional medicine. Specifically, it has been known to cure stomach ailments.

The question is how it impacts on diabetes type 2 condition. The melon compounds are known for their anti-diabetic components. Their role is in the lowering of blood sugar levels in the body. They work by increasing secretion of insulin in the body which in turn increases glucose intake.

They also increase the synthesis of glycogen in the muscle, liver and adipose tissue. Of greater importance is their ability to improve glucose tolerance and at the same time help in the decreasing of hepatic metabolic pathway. The insulin-like principle in the melon has great benefits when it comes to lowering blood sugar levels.

It has also been observed that people with type 2 diabetes condition are also at risk of heart diseases and strokes. The medicinal effect aid prevention of atherosclerosis development in patients with diabetes. Additionally, the bitter melon plant has essential vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, B and C which help prevent hypertension complications. Therefore, this fruit becomes useful on treatment of all diabetic conditions as well as controlling heart diseases and strokes.

The typical dosage is usually one small, unripe melon consumed raw. Alternatively, one can take 50 to 100 ml fresh juice, two or three times a day. The only major drawback is that as the name suggests, it is very bitter. It helps to plug one’s nose and eyes closed as one takes it. There is a variety of bitter melon in the market ranging from fresh or dehydrated fruits, leaf powder or capsules. Any of this form is equally beneficial to a person in need of diabetes type II condition control.

With regard to vitamins and minerals, it is quite rich in calcium and potassium; in fact twice what is in spinach and bananas. It has minerals such as iron, zinc, sodium, magnesium and phosphorus. It also has a very high content of vitamin C. The plant has; sugars, carbohydrates, proteins and dietary fiber.

It is important to note at this point that scientific evidence to prove the efficiency and effectiveness of the melon fruit on diabetic patients is existent. Medical scientists assert that, glucose tolerance in patients using bitter melon show a difference health wise. In essence, the use of its juice and vegetable insulin extracts has had acute impact on blood glucose. It is a beneficial medicinal herb that can greatly improve blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes type II condition.


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