Okra is an incredibly nutritious plant native to North-East Africa. It is also known as “lady’s finger”, and due to its fibrous fruits, or “pods”, it is cultivated in all warm and tropical areas in the world.
Okra is an extremely beneficial plant as it is high in nutrients, so it is deservedly called “a nutrition hero.” Namely, it contains 21 milligrams of vitamin C, 2 grams of protein, 60 milligrams of magnesium, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 7.6 grams carbohydrates, 80 micrograms of folate, 0.1 grams of fat, and only 30 calories.
Okra can be consumed throughout the entire years, either fried, boiled, stewed or pickled.
These are some of the most important health benefits of okra:
- It reduces cholesterol levels;
- It is perfect for diabetics;
- It boosts immunity;
- It alleviates asthma symptoms;
- It prevents kidney diseases;
- It reduces the glucose amount absorbed from food.
The following recipe will provide a way to get all the amazing properties of okra. It will regulate blood sugar levels in a completely natural way, and it will boost your organism and restore its health.
All you need is a glass of fresh water and 2 fresh okras.
Method of preparation:
You should cut the okra’s heads and tails and place several pieces in the water. Then, leave them thus to steep during the night.
The next morning, you should drink the glass of water 10 minutes before the breakfast.