Okra, or else known as the “lady`s fingers” is a popular plant which offers fantastic health benefits.
The name of this plant is different in numerous parts of the world, in the USA, UK and the Philippines it is known as “okra”, but in Nigeria and on the Caribbean it is pronounced as “okro”.
This extraordinary plant is incredibly nutrient- rich. A glass of fresh okra has 2 grams of proteins, 21 milligrams of vitamin C, 30 calories, 80 micrograms of folate, 60 milligrams of magnesium, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 0.1 grams of fat, and 7.6 grams of carbohydrates.
This plant can be consumed throughout the whole year, in various of ways, fried, boiled, stewed, or pickled.
Its intake offers multiple health benefits, including:
- Reduces cholesterol levels
- Prevents diabetes
- Reduces the glucose levels consumed by food via the gastrointestinal tract
- Relieves asthma symptoms
- Prevents kidney diseases
We will present the recipe of okra water, a drink which will help you naturally balance your blood sugar levels:
- 2 raw okras
- A cup of water
First, cut the heads and tails of the okras and put 2-3 pieces in a glass of fresh water. Let them steep overnight.
You should consume this drink on an empty stomach every morning, 30 minutes before your breakfast. You will be surprised by the quick effect!