The plant okra and its seed pods are also called the “lady`s fingers”. People in the US, the UK, and the Philippines call it okra with other pronunciation in Nigeria and Caribbean English of okro.
One glass of fresh okra contains 30 calories,
- 2 grams of proteins,
- 3 grams of dietary fiber,
- 0.1 grams of fat,
- 7.6 grams of carbohydrates,
- about 80 micrograms of folate
- , 21 milligrams of vitamin C,
- and 60 milligrams of magnesium.
Due to these substances, the okra is an amazing plant which is highly beneficial for human`s health.
You can enjoy the health benefits of this plant in different forms- stewed, boiled, pickled, fried, at any period of the year.
Okra is able to relieve asthma symptoms, boost the immunity, reduce the levels of cholesterol, fight against diabetes, prevent kidney disease, and so on. In addition, it has been considered an effective ingredient in reducing the quantity of glucose consumed by food through your gastrointestinal tract.
Here we present to you an easy homemade recipe with okra that will help you balance the levels of sugar in your blood naturally:
You need 4 raw okras. Cut their tails and heads and put 2-3 cuts in a cup of water. Let them stay over the night. Drink the water in the morning, half an hour before breakfast.