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Is bitter gourd safe on the palaeolithic diet->rephrased- has anyone experienced a negative reaction to consuming bitter gourds?

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Created December 24, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Due to bitter gourd's phyto-constituent properties that have a hypolglycemic effect as well as its insulin like compound polypeptide P, is bitter gourd safe to consume on a palaeolithic diet? REPHRASED-has anyone experienced a negative reaction to consuming bitter gourd/bitter melon?

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on January 22, 2012
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The only warning on Wikipedia is that the seeds and the red arils of the seeds contain a toxin: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Bitter_melon#Medicinal_uses

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on December 25, 2011
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perhaps that should have been your question; "has anyone experienced a negative reaction to consuming bitter gourds"? it seems quite clear that it is safe for you.

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on December 24, 2011
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Well I thought this was an important question especially concerning the issues around insulin resistance. I used to drink a tea of bitter gourd/melon after lunch when I got back to the office and I always included the vegetable it in my lunch. It seemed to work and I didn't have that afternoon doze others had. That was when I was still eating rice. There are so many pluses about bitter gourd such as double the calcium of spinach and its supposed to help sensitise the cells to insulin,so I wondered if anyone had any negative effects when all out Paleo.It is readily available in the market here

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have you experienced any ill effects?

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on December 25, 2011
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I bought bitter melon once and ate it, and I was fine. I didn't notice a difference, either way. I only had it at one meal though. My friends who grew up eating it tell me that it's thought to be very healthy to eat, so I'm guessing it has some benefits.

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