You may have heard that this plant is also called the “lady`s fingers”. The pronunciation is different in many parts of the world. 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. Precisely substances are the ones that make the okra an amazing plant which is highly beneficial for our health.
The health benefits of this plant can be used in many different forms- stewed, boiled, pickled or fried and at any period of the year.
The health benefits that okra offers are: relieves asthma symptoms, boosts the immunity, reduces the levels of cholesterol, fights against diabetes, prevents kidney disease etc. It has also been considered an effective ingredient in reducing the quantity of glucose consumed by food through your gastrointestinal tract.
So, here’s an easy homemade okra recipe that will help you balance the levels of sugar in your blood naturally:
- You need only 4 raw okras. Cut their tails and heads and put 2-3 cuts into a cup of water. Let them stay overnight. Drink this water in the morning, half an hour before breakfast. You’ll notice the results in no time!