Bitter gourd, also known as bitter squash or bitter melon, contains anti-diabetic property.
It contains three active compounds such as vicine, polypeptide-p, and charatin, that make it effective for managing your blood sugar levels. These active compounds help your cells take up sugar molecules, thereby increasing insulin secretion, stimulating the liver and muscle glycogen synthesis, and reducing glucose absorption in the body.
But, despite bitter gourd being beneficial for diabetes, many people find its bitter taste unpalatable. You can still get its benefits by mixing it with other ingredients.
You can try some bitter gourd juice recipes such as the 3 recipes below, where the taste of bitter gourd can be made more tolerable with the flavors of other diabetic-friendly fruits and vegetables.
2 medium-sized chopped Bitter melons
1 chopped Apple
½ cup chopped Baby spinach
½ teaspoon Roasted cumin powder
¼ cup Grapes
Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
This is another easy and fast way to make bitter gourd juice. This juice contains a strong bitter taste, but, you cannot ignore the flavor of turmeric in it.
2 Bitter gourds
½ teaspoon Salt (optional)
¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
Pinch of Himalayan salt
This simple and easy-to-make juice is bitter and slightly sweet in taste.
2 large Bitter gourds
1 medium Cucumber
1 Green apple
½ teaspoon of salt (optional)