One of the most popular nutritious vegetables of North-East African origin is certainly okra, also known as lady’s finger, or bamia. This amazing and healthy vegetable is available anytime of the year. The best time to get it is in early fall, when crops in the Southern states reach their peak. Okra is abundant in nutritious properties and is loaded with healthy nutrients, vitamins and minerals that provide an array of health benefits from treating diabetes to preventing kidney disease.
A good thing for okra is that it is low on calories. A single cup of okra only has around 30 calories. One cup of okra contains about 3 grams of dietary fiber, 2 grams of protein, 7.6 grams’ carbohydrates, 0.1 grams of fat, 21 milligrams of vitamin C, around 88 micrograms of folate, and 57 milligrams of magnesium. That’s why this vegetable is good for our health.
It doesn’t matter how you decide to consume okra: stewed, boiled, fried or even in pickled form. You can get all the healthy benefits from it any time of the year. Okra can help in many conditions such as: relieves asthma symptoms, lowers cholesterol, boosts immune system, prevents kidney disease and the most important thing about okra is that it’s really effective against diabetes. Medical experts claim that okra can reduce the amount of glucose absorbed by the food, through the gastrointestinal tract.
This article is going to present you a very simple method to use okra so that it can control your blood sugar levels naturally. This recipe is very simple and easy to make.
The recipe is very simple: take 4 fresh okras and cut their heads and tails. Then, put them in a glass of water and leave them to stay overnight. Drink this mixture when you get up in the morning, before breakfast. It will definitely help you control your blood sugar levels!