By Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND
If you’re looking to lose weight, then you’ll want to make this juice. Bitter melon is an Asian vegetable that is commonly used as a bitter green in many Asian cuisines such as stir-fries, soups and stews, and it can also be made into smoothies and juices! Bitter melon may help reduce the incidence of insulin resistance and diabetes due to its ability to reduce elevated blood sugar levels. Studies also indicate that it may reduce the incidence of obesity and cancer. Due to its natural bitter taste it is beneficial for the digestion due to its ability to increase bile production. This vegetable has amazing health benefits that can’t be ignored, so make a juice with this wonderful weight loss vegetable!
Note: If you find the bitterness too strong, simply add more fruit you will still enjoy the health benefits!
*This is not recommended during pregnancy as there are some concerns about bitter melon’s safety.
Serving Size: 16 - 18 oz (500 ml)