Goya is suddenly making news headlines for doing what it has always done – helping people fight disease, get healthy and stay that way. Goya, often called bitter melon (or bitter gourd), is a funny looking green fruit with white pulp. Other names for Goya include Balsam Pear or Karela. While it doesn’t look like much at first glance, and its bitter taste make it better as a side dish than a main course, Goya has the amazing ability to fight off diabetes and cancer. Read on to learn exactly how this bitter miracle plant pulls off the impossible.
Dr. Frank Shallenberger M.D. Introduces Goya to the West
Dr. Shallenberger, M.D., is a researcher at the Nevada Center of Alternative & Anti-Aging Medicine. He advised his patients to drink the juice of Goya diluted in water, after which he noticed a sharp decrease in the size of their pancreatic tumors.
Where to Find Goya
Thanks to the Okinawans, Goya is much more widely available around the world today. One of the easiest (and cheapest) places to buy Goya is in local ethnic grocery stores. You can also buy Goya-based beverages, supplements and whole melons in most health food and natural food stores. If your local grocer doesn’t already carry it, you can request that they carry it. You can buy goya’s capsules or powder online on Amazon or some online health stores. I personally prefer the powder, because you get more stuff for the same price, but capsules are more convenient. Here’s a good brand on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JzazVC
Health Benefits of Goya
Goya has a number of significant health benefits, of which these 6 are some of the most important:
1. Goya damages cancer cells.
Goya has properties which damage cancer cells’ ability to propagate and actually shrink tumors.
2. Goya cleans and purifies the liver.
Goya acts as a natural detoxifier to purify the liver.
3. Goya boosts glucose synthesis in the blood.
Goya contains natural plant insulin which naturally lowers sugar levels while boosting glucose synthesis.
4. Goya fights off birth defects.
This is due to a high natural concentration of floats in the fruit itself.
5. Goya eases digestive issues.
Goya has high concentrations of Vitamin C and other vitamins plus fiber, which keeps digestion running smoothly.
6. Goya aids in kidney stone breakdown.
Goya reduces acids in the body that contribute to the formation of kidney stones.
How to Use Goya Most Effectively
There are several different ways you can take in Goya depending on your preferences and daily schedule. Here are some of the most popular options:
– Add Goya juice to water and drink it.
– Add Goya juice to smoothies.
– Make a Goya juice tea.
– Stir fry fresh Goya with egg, tofu and veggies.
– Mix it with yogurt and some salt for a tasty side dish.
Some Scientific Research about Goya:
-Shibib BA, Khan LA, Rahman R. Hypoglycaemic activity of Coccinia indica and Momordica charantia in diabetic rats: depression of the hepatic gluconeogenic enzymes glucose-6-phosphatase and fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase and elevation of both liver and red-cell shunt enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. The Biochemical journal. May 15 1993;292 ( Pt 1):267-270.
-Xiong SD, Yu K, Liu XH, et al. Ribosome-inactivating proteins isolated from dietary bitter melon induce apoptosis and inhibit histone deacetylase-1 selectively in premalignant and malignant prostate cancer cells. International journal of cancer Journal international du cancer. Aug 15 2009;125(4):774-782.
-Ray RB, Raychoudhuri A, Steele R, et al. Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) extract inhibits breast cancer cell proliferation by modulating cell cycle regulatory genes and promotes apoptosis. Cancer research. Mar 1 2010;70(5):1925-1931.
-Sridhar MG, Vinayagamoorthi R, Arul Suyambunathan V, et al. Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) improves insulin sensitivity by increasing skeletal muscle insulin-stimulated IRS-1 tyrosine phosphorylation in high-fat-fed rats. Br J Nutr. Apr 2008;99(4):806-812.
-Saokaew S, Suwankesawong W, Permsuwan U, et al. Safety of herbal products in Thailand: an analysis of reports in the thai health product vigilance center database from 2000 to 2008. Drug safety : an international journal of medical toxicology and drug experience. Apr 1 2011;34(4):339-350.
-Weng JR, Bai LY, Chiu CF, et al. Cucurbitane Triterpenoid from Momordica charantia Induces Apoptosis and Autophagy in Breast Cancer Cells, in Part, through Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma Activation. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM. 2013;2013:935675.
-Li CJ, Tsang SF, Tsai CH, et al. Momordica charantia Extract Induces Apoptosis in Human Cancer Cells through Caspase- and Mitochondria-Dependent Pathways. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM. 2012;2012:261971.
-Lee-Huang S, Huang PL, Huang PL, et al. Inhibition of the integrase of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 by anti-HIV plant proteins MAP30 and GAP31. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Sep 12 1995;92(19):8818-8822.
-Wang HY, Kan WC, Cheng TJ, Yu SH, Chang LH, Chuu JJ.Differential anti-diabetic effects and mechanism of action of charantin-rich extract of Taiwanese Momordica charantia between type 1 and type 2 diabetic mice. Food Chem Toxicol. 2014 Jul;69:347-56.
-Xu J, Cao K, Li Y, et al. Bitter gourd inhibits the development of obesity-associated fatty liver in C57BL/6 mice fed a high-fat diet. J Nutr. 2014 Apr;144(4):475-83.
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