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Nutritional value of bitter gourd
Bitter gourd has long been used as a food for both medicine and food in the folk.There are many legends about the efficacy of bitter gourd.In addition, it has been popular in recent years that bitter gourd contains "plant insulin" and that bitter gourd can lower blood sugar.It can be said that bitter gourd has many auras in it.Bitter gourd contains various hypoglycemic components such as bitter gourd saponins,bitter gourd polysaccharides,peptides,and alkaloids.These ingredients have been proven to reduce the blood sugar level of animals by resisting free radicals, exerting insulin-like effects, stimulating insulin secretion from pancreatic β cells, and affecting glucose metabolism enzymes.
Bitter melon extract contains steroidal saponins such as charantin, insulin-like peptides and alkaloids,which endow bitter melon with hypoglycemic activity.Momordica charantin stimulates the release of insulin and hinders the formation of glucose in the blood stream. This function may play a huge role in the treatment of diabetes, especially non-insulin-dependent diabetes.
Bitter melon extract has been shown to be effective for psoriasis, susceptibility to cancer, pain from neurological complications, and may delay the onset of cataract or retinopathy and inhibit HIV by destroying viral DNA.Its anticancer properties are partly due to its boosting effect on immune function.Studies have shown that bitter melon extract inhibits lymphocyte proliferation and the activity of macrophages and lymphocytes.
3.Clear heat and replenish qi
Bitter gourd has the effects of clearing heat and cooling off heat, nourishing blood and Qi, nourishing kidney and spleen, nourishing liver and improving eyesight, and has certain effects on treating dysentery, sores, heatstroke fever, excessive prickly heat, conjunctivitis and other diseases.
4.Protect the body
Bitter melon has the functions of preventing scurvy, protecting cell membranes, preventing atherosclerosis, improving the body's stress ability, and protecting the heart.
The active ingredients in bitter gourd can inhibit the canceration of normal cells and promote the recovery of mutant cells, and have certain anticancer effects.
Bitter melon can moisturize fair skin, and it can also calm and moisturize the skin.Especially in hot summer, applying iced bitter gourd slices can immediately relieve the irritability of the skin.
7.Good weight loss effect
The bioactive ingredient high-energy Qingfalin extracted from the bitter gourd extract has a good weight loss effect.According to the test,taking high-energy Qingfalin 2-4mg per day can organize the absorption of about 6-12kg of fat and store it in the waist, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs About 3-7kg of fat is decomposed.