Okra, or lady finger is a North-East African plant that gained its popularity recently. It is cultivated in tropical and warm temperature regions for the fibrous fruits, also known as pods.
The plant itself contains:
- 30 calories;
- 21 mg of vitamin C;
- 3 gr of dietary fiber;
- 6 gr of carbohydrates;
- 2 gr of protein;
- 1 gr of fat;
- 80 micrograms folate;
- 60 ml of magnesium.
Whether you consume okra boiled, stewed, fried, or even in pickled form, you can reap the health benefits of this green vegetable any time of the year.
It’s Alleviates Asthma, lowers cholesterol, boost immune system, prevent kidney diseases and most important Okra is an herb that is really effective in patients with diabetes. It is proven that it can reduce the amount of glucose absorbed by the food through you gastrointestinal tract.
Here’s one simple recipe how you can use okra, to control your blood sugar level naturally:
Take 4 fresh okras and cut their heads and tails. Put 2-3 cuts and dip them in a glass of water during the night time. Drink that water 30 minutes before breakfast. It will control your sugar level.