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Okra, also known as “lady’s finger” is a popular nutritious vegetable of North-East African origin. The plant is cultivated throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions around the world for the fibrous fruits or “pods.”
This plant is incredibly nutritious, as it contains 30 calories, 21 milligrams of vitamin C, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 7.6 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein, 0.1 grams of fat, around 80 micrograms of folate, and 60 milligrams of magnesium. Moreover, this plant can be consumed throughout the whole year, whether boiled, stewed, fried, or even in pickled form.
The amazing okra provides innumerate health benefits, including:
- reduces cholesterol
- helps in the case of diabetes
- strengthens the immune system
- prevents kidney diseases
- alleviates asthma
- reduces the amount of glucose absorbed by the food through the gastrointestinal tract
The following recipe for okra water will give remarkable results in naturally regulating blood sugar levels, and it will provide all other healthy effects of okra as well. This is how to prepare it:
You need 2 fresh okra. Cut the heads and tails, and put 2-3 pieces in a glass of water. Leave them to stand overnight.
The next morning, drink the water half an hour before your breakfast.