Ampalaya, also called bitter melon or bitter gourd, a bitter tasting vegetable grown throughout Asia, has been used in traditional health care in the region for centuries to combat diabetes naturally. Recent scientific studies confirm that ampalaya does indeed increase insulin sensitivity and consequently aids in the control of elevated blood sugar levels.
In addition ampalaya:
• stimulates digestion
• supresses appetite thus helpful in weight loss
• has an anti- parasitic activity
Ampalaya may be added to complimentary stir-fries, salads, soups, mixed pickles and curries. The bitter juice of the ampalaya can also be mixed with teas and other fruit juices.
» If you suffer from elevated blood sugar levels or you have confirmed to be diabetic you may seek the guidance of a natural health practitioner. discuss with him the use of ampalaya. In addition consult your family doctor to discuss the possible inaction of ampalaya medication with other prescription drugs you may be taking.