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Effect of bitter gourd on diabetes

Bitter gourd (Karela) is a popular vegetable which is traditionally known to have health beneficial effects not only, but mainly, on diabetes. Bitter gourd tops the list of diabetic friendly food. It contains ‘gurmarin’ polypeptide that works like insulin in our body and helps to maintain sugar level. There are more bioactive compounds in bitter gourd such as phytochemicals which have anti-diabetic effects.