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Homemade Bitter Melon Juice To Lose Weight
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Yes: Studies show bitter melon can be beneficial in treating diabetes- see http://www.Diabetes.Co.Uk/natural-therapies/bitter-melon.Html It will help best if combined with a healthy low-glycemic diet & other herbs & nutrients- see http://bit.Ly/1fuhuyp If i had diabetes i would try a raw food diet- see http://bit.Ly/14ozp4j ...Read more
Can help treat it: I'm not aware of research showing bitter melon preventing diabetes (though it could) but studies show it can be beneficial in treating diabetes- see http://www.Diabetes.Co.Uk/natural-therapies/bitter-melon.Html it will help best if combined with a healthy low-glycemic diet ; other herbs ; nutrients- see http://bit.Ly/1fuhuyp if i had diabetes i would try a raw food diet- see http://bit.Ly/14ozp4j. ...Read more
Yes, see below:: Yes, there is evidence that both of these are effective in lowering blood sugar. Most of the studies on bitter melon are animal studies so more research is needed but many have found it effective- see http://tinyurl.com/zygunvx and look at the 2013 article it links to. The evidence on cinnamon is more contradictory. Like all medicines, it helps some more than others: http://tinyurl.com/h8h29fj ...Read more
Is it ok to drink bitter melon tea while taking levemir, (insulin detemir)metfomin,voctoza and other meds?
Mgt: Some drinks which contain grapefruit and other fruit juices may alter drug levels. I would recommend checking with your pharmacist as well. ...Read more
Will bitter melon tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia (sitagliptin) or metformin?
Nope: no. There is no clinical effect from taking bitter melon that would be so pronounced as to negate the need for metformin or januvia (sitagliptin). Both metformin and Januvia (sitagliptin) are however great medications which in combination with a controlled carbohydrate diet work extremely well. ...Read more
Food Myths: There would be no health benefit or any thing about drinking large amounts of grapefruit juice that would lead to any real or lasting weight loss. This is a false or inaccurate myth. ...Read more
Healthy Lifestyle: Fad diets do not work. No one can stay on them for the rest of their life & be healthy. Juice is just sugar & some vitamins & you are missing out on important nutrients. The weight you lost (usually just water weight) will come back. The best way to lose weight & keep it off is to develop a healthy lifestyle of eating 3-5 mini meals a day of nutritious foods & to exercise (any activity you like!). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't drink it!: There is nothing healthy (quite the contrary) about drinking pickle juice straight. With some variation, pickle juice contains water, vinegar, salt, sugar. These ingredients don't "eat fats." particle size of dietary fat is decreased by the stomach's churning action. Hydrolysis of fats (triglycerides) is a complex process involving pancreatic lipase, colipase, & detergent effects of bile salts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES and NO: As an additive for weight loss, commercial cranberry juice has high sugar. However, if one drank an 8 oz glass of cranberry juice 3 x daily then one would be consuming less than 500 calories/d and be in a weight loss mode. Changing one's diet is gives the body rest for food allergies. Get dna saliva test for fitness to see what diet is best for you. Otherwise, use real cranberry juice and stevia. ...Read more
2 Tbs/day: Lemon juice helps water be more alkaline. This helps decrease acidity in the body whiich promotes fat burning. 1-2 tbs once or twice a day in 16 ounces of water should be adequate. ...Read more
Is it ok to lose weight by by eating only apple and drinking only apple juice and water for like three or seven days?
Yes: You can lose weight by limiting your food intake, however, you will also be limiting vital nutrients your body needs to work properly. Extreme weight loss diets or plans such as this one are never a good idea as your metabolism will not work properly if your body is nutritionally depleted. You should eat a healthy diet, heavy on a variety of fruits, vegetables, purified water to fuel your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some benefits of drinking carrot juice? (Especially when trying to lose weight?) If raw carrots just don't appeal to me...
Alright....: Eating less whatever you are eating ( less calories) is more important than what type of food or drink. ...Read more
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