Okra is a commonly grown plant in the tropical and temperate regions of the world. It has its origins in the North-East African region.
It grows as fibrous fruit or pods which can be eaten throughout the year. It can be consumed in different forms like fried, stewed, boiled or pickled. It is also known as the Lady’s finger.
This plant is packed with nutrition. It contains about 60 milligrams of magnesium, 21 milligrams of vitamin C, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 2 grams of protein, 80 micrograms of foliate and 7.6 grams of carbohydrates. It has very less fat and calories, only about 0.1 grams and 30 calories respectively.
The health benefits of eating Okra are the following:
- Relieves asthma
- Improves the strength of the immune system
- Reduces cholesterol
- Controls diabetes
- Prevent kidney diseases
- Reduces glucose absorption from food
Cut 2-3 pieces of fresh okra after removing the head and tail part. Put it in a glass of water and let it stand overnight. Drink it about 30 minutes before breakfast.
This recipe is known to control blood sugar levels. It will also help with the other health benefits as mentioned above.