Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Bitter Melon - Miracle Cure for Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
People of China and India have a long history of using the vegetable, bitter melon,
for treating obesity. In the last few years many medical companies have been
conducting research on this ugly looking vegetable. The Garvan Institute in Australia
in conjunction with the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica are working to uncover
the therapeutic properties that may be a solution for Type 2 diabetes. Four bioactive components
that activate the enzyme AMPK - a protein that regulates metabolism and enables glucose
uptake at a molecular level - have been discovered.
In Chinese Medicine and Ayuverdic medicine this humble vegetable is sliced and boiled in water
The water is then drunk daily and the cooked vegetable eaten to prevent obesity. Alternatively the
leaves can be chopped and made into a tea. Any part of bitter melon that you consume has the
effect of lowering blood sugar. It is not an alternative to your diabetic medication but is an adjunct
and may help reduce your medications.
Look for other recipes. You can use it in stir-fry dishes, try this link http://chinesefood.about.com/library/blphotobittermelon.htm