Okra is an incredibly nutritious plant native 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.
Okra is an extremely beneficial plant as it is high in nutrients, so it is deservedly called “a nutrition hero.” Namely, it contains 21 milligrams of vitamin C, 2 grams of protein, 60 milligrams of magnesium, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 7.6 grams carbohydrates, 80 micrograms of folate, 0.1 grams of fat, and only 30 calories.
You can gain the health benefits of okra, whether you intake it stewed, fried, boiled or in pickled form.
Here are some of okra’s health benefits:
- Improves the immune system
- Reduces the quantity of glucose taken from food
- It is ideal for diabetics
- Reduces cholesterol levels
- Keeps you safe from kidney disease
- Relieves asthma symptoms
The following simple recipe will allow you to regulate your blood sugar levels and gain the health benefits of okra.
2 fresh okras
Glass of water
Cut the heads and tails of the okras and add them few pieces in a glass of water. Leave them to stay during the night.
This mixture should be consumed in the morning 30 minutes before having your breakfast.