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Possible miscarriage: It is thought that eating a large amount of bitter melon might cause miscarriage or pre-term labor. Many women do have some in pregnancy without ill effects but it might be wise to avoid. See http://naturalmedicinejournal.Com/article_content.Asp?Edition=1;section=2;article=371 ; http://ehealthforum.Com/health/dangers-of-bittergourd-during-pregnancy-t371406-a1.Html. ...Read more
See below: Bitter melon stimulates easy digestion and peristalsis of food through the bowel until it is excreted from the body. Thus, helps in relieving indigestion and constipation problems. In addition, the vegetable is an also good source of Niacin (vitamin b-3), pantothenic acid (vitamin b-5), pyridoxine (vitamin b-6) and minerals such as iron, zinc, potassium, manganese and magnesium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes: Bitter melon gourd juice is considered to be a very heathy juice for consumption in the east. There should be no issues. ...Read more
As always, only if..: Only if the "new" food (in this case the ash gourd or winter melon) is lower in calories, or is eaten in smaller amounts in order to achieve lower calories, than the "old" food items previously in the diet. Merely adding ash gourd will not decrease one's weight if one is still eating all the "old" items in the same old amounts, because one would be adding some calories instead of taking away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bitter gourd: The claim is that this lowers blood sugars and is good for diabetics. I know of no scientific evidence to support this claim, but if you want to try it, it should not be harmful except to your wallet. ...Read more
does really ash gourd juice help in reducing weight??? , if yes hw many days shld be followed of drinking it ??
Some foods interfere with thyroid medication absorbtion for hypothyroidism, are drumstick (moringa), Ivy gourd and Jaggery safe to consume?
Safe after an hour: As Dr. Grim said, it's best to take thyroid on an empty stomach and wait an hour before eating. I'm not aware of studies on these foods and thyroid but fiber is known to interfere with thyroid absorption and the foods you mention all have fiber. But any food should be fine after an hour. Taking Vit C with thyroid improves absorption. See http://ubplj.org/index.php/wlmj/article/viewFile/130/149 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is drinking bottle gourd juice in the morning helpful for weight loss and should I drink it on an empty stomach .... thanks ?
Not sure why you are: drinking gourd juice? Filtered water by itself is just fine to drink in the AM, as the more water you can drink or hydrate during weight loss, the better. Don't overdo though! Don't drink more than 1/2 weight in oz, and still need to adjust to what your doctor says is safe! If you work out, you need more.U don't want to error on the side of drinking too much water as U can dilute UR electrolytes. ...Read more
Hello, im 26ryrs, mother of 7month old kid..Want to know is bottle gourd juice safe when I am breast feeding my kid..N some diet tips for weightloss?
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No : Many poisons are alkaloids and taste bitter. However there is no direct correlation between sweetness and toxicity. ...Read more
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