6 Amazing Benefits of Bitter Melon (Gourd) Juice

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Drinking bitter melon juice is a popular way to lose weight and enjoy a major boost to your overall health.

What is Bitter Melon Juice?

Bitter melon juice is the juice that is pressed from the bitter melon, scientifically known as Momordica charantia. In many preparations, the bitter melon is mixed with other milder vegetables to dilute the taste or sweeten it, as the taste can be rather strong and bitter. This fruit is also known as a bitter gourd, as well as karela in India and dozens of other local titles. This fruit is packed with vitamins and antioxidants, making it a very valuable addition to your diet, as it has been in tropical parts of the world for centuries.

How to Make Bitter Melon Juice?

Before making bitter melon juice, you need to properly prepare the bitter melon and collect the other ingredients necessary to make this drink more enjoyable.

Ingredients: 2 celery stalks, 1 cucumber, 1 lemon, 2 apples, and 1 whole bitter melon.

Wash all of the fruits and vegetables thoroughly and then prepare the bitter melon.

  • Step 1: Cut the bitter melon in half lengthwise.
  • Step 2: Scoop out the seeds and the white flesh surrounding them.
  • Step 3: Chop up the bitter melon.
  • Step 4: Core the apples.
  • Step 5: Pass all of the ingredients through a juicer and enjoy!

Benefits of Bitter Melon Juice

The many benefits of bitter melon juice include its ability to regulate blood sugar levels, improve the appearance of the skin, and detoxify the liver, among others.


This fruit contains an insulin-like compound that is able to support or regulate the blood sugar balance in the body, reducing the risk of diabetes.


With high levels of potassium and iron, this beverage can improve circulation and reduce blood pressure, lowering the risk of high cholesterol.

Skin Care

With its impressive content of vitamin C and vitamin A, this juice is known to improve the antioxidant levels in the body, which can boost circulation and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, leaving you with glowing skin.


The dense nutrients in this juice, along with its liver-cleansing properties, can eliminate toxins from the body rapidly and reduce the severity of hangovers.


Drinking bittermelon juice also helps improve eye health. High levels of vitamin A mean a lower risk of macular degeneration and cataract formations.

Weight Loss

Low in calories, but high in nutrients, this fruit can also help to inhibit the formation of fat cells when regularly consumed.

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, and publisher who earned his English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbana (USA). He is the co-founder of a literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and calls the most beautiful places in the world his office. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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