Research finds Bitter Melon can kill cancer cells and treat diabetes

Cancer and diabetes are two of the most devastating chronic illnesses today.

Some research finds that a small Asian fruit might be able to help treat them both.

Read on to find out more about the great benefits you get from bitter melon — and what the latest research is saying.

Bitter melon is rich in nutrients and antioxidants

Bitter melon (also called bitter gourd or balsam pear) is a fruit native to Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean and in those regions has been used for thousands of years both as a folk remedy and a food source.

It is in the same family as other super-healthy foods like cucumbers and melons and is loaded with nutrients, including folate, Vitamins A and C, and potassium.

It is also antioxidant-rich, containing both beta-carotene and lutein.

Many researchers believe that it is its unique combination of nutrients that make it effective against both cancer and diabetes.