Bitter Gourd for diabetes

Bitter gourd is common remedy that is prescribed for the treatment of diabetics. Even though it is bitter in taste it is good for health. Most people avoid it due to the lack of taste and fails to identify the real beauty behind its taste.

In some parts the bitter gourd is also known as bitter melon. It is one of the most bitter fruit you will ever find. People use it as a fruit and vegetable. It is rich in minerals and vitamins. Not only of diabetes, it is used for the treatment of various types of diseases.

Bitter gourd has a component called Charantin in it which lowers the blood glucose level in the blood. It also contains vicine and polypeptide-p. These substances in the vegetable helps to control the sugar level in the blood. The work together or separately to control the blood sugar. Scientific studies have shown that the bitter melon is highly successful to control the blood sugar level. It can be consumed in various forms. There are bitter melon tablets available in markets. It is for those people who hates to consume raw bitter melon. Most of the people prefer to consume it in a juice form.

Diabetes is known as diabetes mellitus in scientific terms. This is stage of disease in which the patient have high blood sugar in his blood. There are mainly two types of diabetes –

Type 1 and type 2 . In type one diabetes the body does not produce enough insulin for the body activities. Most of the people suffers from type 2. In type two diabetes body does not react with the insulin produced. There is another type of diabetes called Gestational diabetes which affects the pregnant women. Frequent urination, thirst and hunger are the common symptoms of this disease.

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