Last years very famous nutrition vegetable in North-East African origin is known as “lady finger”,but the true name is OKRA .This plant is cultivated throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions around the world for the fibrous fruits or “pods.”Okra plant contains 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, around 80 micrograms of folate, and 60 milligrams of magnesium.It is important to know that is good for consuming during whole year.It can be fried, stewed, boiled or even in pickled form.
Okra has a big number of healthy benefits and we present you following benefits :
- reduces cholesterol
- helps in the case of diabetes
- strengthens the immune system
- prevents kidney diseases
- alleviates asthma
- reduces the amount of glucose absorbed by the food through the gastrointestinal tract
You can also make a okra water with one recipe bellow.With this drink you can see very quickly better results like regulating blood sugar levels, and it will provide all other healthy effects of okra as well.
- Use 2 Fresh Okra;
- Cut the heads and tails;
- put 2-3 pieces in a glass of water;
- Leave them to stand overnight.
The next morning, drink the water half an hour before your breakfast,and see the results!