Goya, or karela, is a wonder plant with numerous health benefits. In fact, it’s been used as a common traditional medicine in China, India, Asia, as well as in some southeastern parts of the United States.
Many know it as a “bitter melon” because of its taste and science tells us that its natural components can be beneficial for people with pancreatic cancer.
Dr. Frank Shallenberger M.D, who specializes in Anti-Aging treatments and Alternative Medicine at the Nevada Center of Alternative & Anti- Aging Medicine, has made an extensive research about the fruit. His findings tell us that about 5% solution of bitter melon juice can help combat pancreatic cancer. Meanwhile, experts from the University of Colorado agree that the fruit may reduce up to 64% of a pancreatic tumor’s size.
Furthermore, this bitter melon can cleanse and detoxify the liver, relieve gout pain, stimulate blood circulation, boost your immune system, and more.
The fruit is even rich in polypeptide-P, a phytonutrient which can decrease blood sugar which means this is highly recommended for individuals with diabetes. It also contains a special charantin which helps increase glycogen synthesis and glucose uptake in the liver, muscles, and adipose tissues.
Got problem with psoriasis and fungal infections (such as Athlete’s foot and ringworms)? Well yes, you guessed it right – the bitter melon is likewise right for you. Regular consumption of the juice can be great in easing your condition.
Since it is filled with beta-carotene, this plant can be great in improving your eyesight as well.
Aside from the all the amazing health benefits, the fruit can even help relieve hangover because it accelerates your metabolism.
So the next time you see a goya in the market, do purchase some, take them home, and turn them into a juice. The taste may not be that desirable but the countless health advantages it brings will make it all worthwhile.
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