Have you ever heard about Goya? It is also known as bitter melon. It is a plant from tropical countries, with a firm surface, and a taste similar to cucumber and unripe melon.
This fruit can be found in hot and humid climates such as South America and Asia. It is very popular in Japan, and it is used as a remedy for many diseases in India and China.
Goya is rich in folate, vitamins B and C, as well as flavonoids. The health benefits of this fruit are also confirmed in a study.
There is a study where it is found that Goya can inhibit cancer cell growth. The study was made by scientist Dr. Frank Shallenberger from Nevada Center for Alternative & Anti-Aging Medicine. 5% solution of the fruit can fight pancreatic cancer effectively, according to the study. Dr. Shallenberger found that Goya kills 89-90% of cancer cell lines.
It was also made examination of the result in University of Colorado. They found that Goya can cause 64% reduction in pancreatic tumors. It was stated that fruit can help in treating skin infections, diabetes, asthma, stomach problems as well as high blood pressure.
Regular consumption of the fruit can contribute for cleansing your liver, relieve gout and promote better circulation. The juice of Goya is good for boosting your immune system and can improve the resistant of several diseases.
This fruit can reduce your blood sugar level and prevent diabetes, due to Polypeptide-P which is phytonutrients compound similar to insulin. Goya contains hypoglycemic agent which can increase your glucose uptake and glycogen synthesis inside the cells of several organs and tissues.
The fruit is rich in folate content and can prevent neural tube defects in infants. Also, it contains beta-carotene which is good for improving your eyesight. Vitamin C which is contained in the fruit can prevent the body from free radical damage. It has vitamins from the B group, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, iron, zinc, potassium, manganese and magnesium, which are also good for your health.