n this article, we are going to introduce you to an amazing plant considered to be one of the most nutritious vegetables of North-East African origin, also known as “lady’s finger”. The plant is cultivated throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions around the world for the fibrous fruits or “pods.”
This plant is highly nutritious since it contains 30 calories, 21 milligrams of vitamin C, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 7.6 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein, 0.1 grams of fat, 80 micrograms of folate, and 60 milligrams of magnesium. This makes okra a nutrition hero and a very available food when it comes to our health.
Whether you consume okra boiled, stewed, fried, or even in pickled form, you can reap the health benefits of this green vegetable any time of the year.
Here are some of okra’s health benefits:
- It strengthens immunity;
- It lowers the amount of glucose absorbed from food;
- It is suitable for diabetics;
- It lowers cholesterol levels;
- It prevents kidney diseases;
- It helps with asthma symptoms.
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 : 2 fresh okras and 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.
Consume: The following morning, consume the whole glass of water, half an hour before you have your breakfast.