Does eating bitter melon have any side effects on the body?
From a nutritional point of view, bitter melon is indeed a good vegetable, which can provide more dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Among vegetables with similar practices, the vitamin C content of 56mg/100g is very prominent. Rich potassium content can also play a role in replenishing electrolytes after a lot of sweating.
So what are the benefits of the bitter melon extract?
The bitter melon extract contains a variety of biologically active components including triterpenoids, saponins, polypeptides, polysaccharides, and flavonoids, and there are indeed a large number of animal experiments that show that these components have certain effects in lowering blood sugar and blood lipids.
It should be noted that it is generally the high-concentration bitter melon extract that can lower blood sugar, not the bitter melon itself.