We all know “lady’s finger.” It finds its origin in North-East Africa and is well known as a nutritious veggie. Although its famous as “lady’s finger”, its actual name is okra. It is widely cultivated in different parts of the world, especially in the warm temperate and tropical regions. Its fibrous fruits or the so called ‘pods’ are valued everywhere.
Okra is rich in a wide range of nutrients, as can be seen here:
- Vitamin C – 21mg
- Carbohydrates – 7.6g
- Fat – 0.1g
- Protein – 2g
- Folate – 80mg
- Magnesium – 60mg
- Dietary fiber – 3g
- And it contains only 30 calories
The best thing about okra is you can consume it around the year. It can also be taken in any way – boiled, fried, stewed or pickled.
Health Benefits of Okra
There are so many health benefits of this nutritious vegetable:
- Helps in reducing cholesterol
- Also helps those with diabetes
- Strengthening immune system
- Helps in alleviating asthma
- Preventing kidney diseases
- Helps in reducing the glucose your body absorbs from the gastrointestinal tract
You can prepare this recipe (okra water) that helps you get all these benefits. It will also help in the natural regulation of blood sugar levels.
Preparation and use:
Take two fresh okras and cut their heads and tails. Just put 2 or 3 pieces in 1 glass water and leave overnight.
When you wake in the morning, drink the okra water 30 minutes before you take breakfast.
Source: Natural Cures And Home Remedies