Bitter melon is a food that is so familiar to us at every meal. Bitter melon has a lot of nutritional value provided to our body, besides it is considered as a remedy that can treat and prevent some diseases. With the above advantages, bitter melon is much used, and sometimes excessive. However, everything is beneficial and harmful. The question is “Is eating a lot of bitter melon good?” And today, this article will share with you the information you need to know about bitter melon so that you can see its effects on our health.
Nutritional value of bitter melon
Bitter melon is a fruit rich in vitamins and minerals such as carbohydrates, potassium, iron, calcium, lipids, and proteins.
The bitter melon has many very good effects on the body such as:
Increasing resistance, good anti-inflammatory, preventing the effects of destroying cancer cells.
Cures diabetes very well because it lowers blood sugar
Read more: Foods to avoid when you have diabetes
Reduce Cholesterol: If you regularly use bitter melon, you can reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood.
And lowering cholesterol also means reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke.
Improve digestive system, diuretic, supplement blood, blood circulation, stabilize cardiovascular
Bitter melon only works as well as above when we use in moderate doses, suitable for each person’s location.
The potential harms of using bitter melon
If you use too much it will cause the following disease:
Anemia, hemolysis: Eating a lot of suffering can also lead to: headache, dizziness, dizziness, nausea, fever, abdominal pain … although minor illnesses affect the body greatly.
Anemia is caused by bitter toxins that affect the function of enzymes that prevent them from functioning as usual, which can lead to anemia.
Increases liver enzymes: Eating a lot of hardships causes enzymes to rise, causing liver cells to change. If you eat all kinds of bitter melon can cause liver poisoning, dangerous.
Not good for children’s health: In the bitter melon contains toxins that the body’s functional system is still incomplete what extremely affects the baby’s body. So mothers should pay attention to this when feeding children bitter melon.
Limiting the level of conception: In the bitter melon there is one type of active substance causing bleeding and against the ability to conceive. Besides, it also reduces the function of sperm production if used daily. Boys should be aware of this.
Size of miscarriage: A lot of misery can lead to miscarriage. In bitter melon contains the same ingredients as drugs that cause miscarriage and menstrual treatment. Women who are pregnant or menstruating should limit eating bitter melon
Impacts on fertility: You can reduce fertility if you eat too much. Some “love” hormones increase excessively, causing toxins that are harmful to reproductive health.
People with liver, kidney, hemolytic or reproductive problems should not use bitter melon as well as bitter melon products.
And people with good health should use bitter melon with moderate content, should not overdo it preliminary processing dishes every day.
Use only 2-3 bitter melon a day
When consumed too much bitter melon, the amount of toxins in this vegetable will affect the function of enzymes, harmful to health. Using 2-3 bitter melon for a person in a day is just enough.
So with the above information, you already know the benefits that bitter melon brings and accompanied with it are potential harm to our bodies. So, don’t because you see a few small benefits from bitter melon but overuse it too much in the process of cooking food. Wish you always have a healthy body.