Okra or also known as ‘lady’s finger’ represents annual veggie that is cultivated subtropical, tropical and warm temperature regions.
Its edible green seed pods are the greatest reason for its cultivation. Today we will present you the health profile of this amazing veggie:
This veggie is great source of Vitamins A, B, C and K and minerals such as magnesium, manganese, calcium, zinc, potassium, iron and antioxidants such as beta-carotene, xanthin and lutein.
Anti-Cancer: this veggie prevents the mutation of cells, protects from free radicals, boosts the immunity and it is excellent source of antioxidants
Anemia: it prevents anemia and helps the production of red blood cells.
Bone Strength: the presence of folate in its content prevents osteoporosis and strong bones.
Asthma: the large amounts of antioxidants and vitamin C significantly reduce asthmatic attacks.
Constipation: the rich source of mucilaginous and fiber ensures easy bowel movements, increase bulk and lower the risk of colon cancer.
Cholesterol: the presence of soluble fiber in this veggie lower serum cholesterol and thus reducing the risk of heart diseases.
Immune Booster: the large amounts of antioxidants and vitamin C prevent different health issues such as cough and cold and also boost the immunity.
Diabetes: Okra reduces blood sugar levels and it is recommended to consume 6-8 raw okra on a daily basis.
Skin Healthy: you can improve your skin health by having good bowel movements. It prevents skin issues, psoriasis and acne.
Pregnancy: the presence of folate in its content lowers the incidence of neural tube defects in babies.
This veggie is great source of xanthin, lutein and beta carotene, all of which are extremely beneficial for your vision!
Another Way to Consume Okra To Decrease Your Blood Sugar Levels
Take 4 pieces of this veggie and remove the stem part. In order to expose the insides make a slit and cut them into 2 pieces. Place them in a glass of water and let it overnight. Consume the water the following morning – you can also eat the okra, it is up to you. You will significantly lower your blood sugar levels within 2-4 weeks. You can obtain the best results by following a healthy diet regimen.
Opt for small size, tender and fresh colored okra. Choose organic ones or soak them in a mixture between water, apple cider vinegar and salt for 10 min in order to get rid of the pesticides.
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