Okra is a unimaginably nutritious plant local to North-East Africa.
It is also known as “lady’s finger”, and due to its fibrous fruits, or “pods”, it is cultivated in all warm and tropical areas in the world.
One glass of fresh okra contains 30 calories, 2 grams of proteins, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 0.1 grams of fat, 7.6 grams of carbohydrates, about 80 micrograms of folate, 21 milligrams of vitamin C, and 60 milligrams of magnesium. Due to these substances, the okra is an amazing plant which is highly beneficial for human`s health.
You can enjoy the health benefits of this plant in different forms- stewed, boiled, pickled, fried, at any period of the year.
Its consumption offers multiple health benefits, including:
– Reduces cholesterol levels
– Prevents diabetes
– Reduces the glucose levels consumed by food via the gastrointestinal tract
– Relieves asthma symptoms
– Prevents kidney diseases
Here’s one simple recipe how you can use okra, that will give remarkable results in naturally regulating blood sugar levels, and it will provide all other healthy effects of okra as well.
You only need
– 4 raw okras
– a glass of water.
Preparation: First, cut the heads and tails of the okras and put 2-3 pieces in a glass of fresh water. Let them steep overnight.
Drink the water in the morning, half an hour before breakfast.