This strange fruit that they consume in Okinawa, where people live the longest lifespans on earth, may hold the key to reversing diabetes and even cancer.
The fruit is bitter melon, and many studies have shown that an extract of bitter melon appears chemically similar to animal insulin with anti cancer properties.
At least four clinical studies have found that the juice, fruit, and dried powder of bitter melon exert a “moderate hypoglycemic effect”.
The bitter melon fruit has been grown for thousands of years, and is used in cooking and medicinally in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
An antiviral agent has been discovered in bitter melon. And some studies show that it exerts a powerful effect against many types of cancer.