Bitter melon is a fruit which is widely used in Asian cooking, and looks like a banana but with bumpy, rigid skin tinged with green. It has a chock full of nutrients that aid the body in so many ways than one. Making this juice at home will not only help you restore health and battle against minor illnesses, but aid you in bigger problems linked to diabetes and weight loss. Bitter melon as the name suggests is quite awful tasting for most people, but with a little healthy addition of other ingredients here and there, it can transform this drink completely. Let's find out how you can use this drink to help you fend off everyday health issues and long-lasting ones, with ways on how to make bitter melon juice at home.
Bitter Melon Juice and Your Health
This juice is good for diabetics and could be just what you need, being a powerful fruit that helps fight against insulin resistance. The role of bitter melon when it comes to diabetes, is that it increases one's glucose tolerance thus stunting the absorption of sugar, while as a result increasing the number of cells that produce insulin in the pancreas. These cells that are subsequently increased are known as beta cells. Bitter melon is considered a good option for diabetics because it has sugar reducing and blocking functions, and has the ability to balance out sugar levels in the blood thus aiding indirectly to weight loss. As a chain reaction to maintain sugar levels, one can help themselves shed a few pounds as a result of that.
Bitter Melon Juice Recipes
The bitter melon health benefits come forth once you start out on a diet that uses this fruit primarily as a part of a meal ensembles, where drinking the juice will cater to those who don't fancy the entire melon as part of their food. The problem in doing so, is that you miss out on eating the fibrous part of the fruit, which in any case is always the best part coupled with its already abundant juice. Nonetheless, you can still enjoy a tall glass of bitter melon juice, with these interesting recipes that I've compiled together to make it more pleasant tasting to your stomach.
Bitter Melon Juice with Watermelon Pulp and Mint
Use the juice of two bitter melons after you've peeled and de-seeded both of them. Dunk the remaining flesh of the fruit into a blender along with one cup of watermelon chunks and two sprigs of mint. Blitz these together to give you a nice thick mixture of the juices, and then pour this out into a tall glass and garnish with more mint.
Bitter Melon Juice with Chili Tomato Juice
Using the fruit portion of two bitter melons, discard the skin and seeds before dunking these into a blender. Using only the pulp of two medium-sized tomatoes, add to the blender all of it making sure you don't get any skin in there. Taking one green chili, de-seed this fiery addition, slice it up and dump this in as well into the blender before giving it a good whirl. Empty out the pulp into a tall glass and enjoy your bitter melon drink.
Bitter Melon Juice with Banana Pulp and Crushed Ice
Take a cup of crushed ice, the fruit portion of two bitter melons (de-seeded and skinned) and one cup of banana cuts. Dunk this into a powerful blender and blitz this mix with five powerful spaced out bursts. Pour into a wide mouth glass and garnish the top with mint leaves.
These recipes on how to make bitter melon juice will not only replenish your system but invigorate you to start out on your day feeling refreshed, energized and ready to take on anything. Coupled with relaxing and revitalizing add-ons these drinks are hard to put down. Experiment with your own additions and enjoy this flavorful and healthful drink, to make it delicious every single time. Have a healthy tomorrow.