This plant is usually cultivated in warm and tropical regions. It can be consumed throughout the year and can be eaten fried, cooked and boiled.
Okra contains 7.6g. carbs, 80 micrograms folic acids, 2g. protein, 3g. dietary fiber, 0.1 g fat, 21 mg. vitamin C and 60mg. magnesium and it is low in calorie.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF OKRA:
• Prevents kidney stones.
• Controls diabetes.
• Reduces cholesterol.
• Boost the immune system.
• Eases asthma.
• Lowers the amount of glucose absorbed from food.
Okra is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, which the components are huge for immune boosting and assisting the body against unsafe free radicals. Vitamin C stimulates the immune system in creating more white blood cells, which can help battle foreign pathogens and matter in the body.
Regularly eating okra can assist in preventing kidney disease. A 2005 study published in the Jilin Medical Journal found patients who ate okra daily, reduced clinical signs of kidney damage more than those who were on a diabetic diet. This is helpful since nearly half of kidney disease cases are developed from diabetes.
• Okra (cut in pieces)
• Lukewarm water
Wash the okra, cut a few into pieces and put it into a glass. Top up with lukewarm water and leave the glass to sit, covered overnight.
Consume this mixture 30 minutes before breakfast to assist your body to control your blood sugar levels and improve your overall health.