Pare, a bitter vegetable this one does save a surprise, did you know that this one vegetable can lower your blood sugar?
Not many know that pare can be for diabetics, a study from the Journal of Ethnopharmacology states that both fresh and dried peppers in the amount of 1.5 ounces - 3 ounces can make blood sugar levels fall by as much as 48%, making glucose tolerance improved without any increase in insulin, as well as improving fasting blood sugar levels in diabetics. Indeed this is very good for diabetics but be careful in using it if your blood sugar level is normal.
The composition of pare is very diverse, bitter taste of pare which is characteristic due to the cucurbitacins content. Among these compositions there is Charantin which is a primary ingredient in reducing blood sugar regulation. Charantin makes a reaction of decreased blood sugar (hypoglycemic). Pare also contains a peptide that resembles insulin properties, one of which is polypeptide P and alkaloids. Other ingredients in pare also participate in the effects of changes in blood sugar. In experimental studies conducted on humans, pare showed significant changes in blood sugar control after taking it and producing a blood sugar drop effect.
One method to use bitter melon is to make small pare juice and make as much as 50ml pare (1.5 ounces) to 100ml (about 3 ounces) and then divided into 2 or 3 doses a day. Keep in mind this pare juice is very bitter.
Although bitter melon is good for lowering blood sugar, but it should be noted especially if you are a diabetic who uses drugs to control your blood sugar levels. Do not forget to monitor your blood sugar levels if you decide to use pare as an additional blood sugar controller. If you are on medication with sugar medication you should consult your doctor before you use bitter melon with your medicine because pare can cause your blood sugar levels to drop dramatically when overused. As for the history of allergy to pare has never been no research.