The Okra is a greenish plant native to Ethiopia. This is also known as okra, gumbo, kiabo and lady’s fingers. Okra has powerful healing properties.
It has a long list of health benefits, such as:
As Okra is copious in antioxidants and polyphenols, it aids the glycogen in the level and increases the energy levels.
Lower Cholesterol Levels
Okra will lower your cholesterol levels, prevent fat accumulation, bile acid production in the stool and also lowers the risk of heart attacks and atherosclerosis.
The seeds of okra contain alpha-glucosidase. As they are good in breaking down carbs and improving the insulin sensitivity of the cell, they treat diabetes and lower the fasting glucose levels.
Prevent Food Cravings
Okra creates a feeling of satiety and prevents weight gain as it is high in fiber.
If you can make juice of okra, it fights inflammation and bacteria and lowers the risk of gastritis.
Protects from Kidney Diseases
Okra will help to improve the function of the kidneys and protects against kidney diseases.
The water from okra will help to free motion disposal and fights constipation.
Consumption of okra will help to treat asthma.
Stops Bleeding and Strengthens Bones
Strengthening the bones, boosting blood circulation, stopping excess bleeding, and lowering the risk of fractures and osteoporosis can be done with high vitamin K content of okra.
Improves Eyesight and Strengthens Immune System
The high vitamin A content of okra improves the eyesight and boosts the immune system since it improves the white blood cell production.
Improves Skin Health
Due to the potent antioxidant qualities of okra, it helps to prevent pigmentation and premature aging and improves skin health.
Improves Hair Health
Okra will soften the hair, treat dandruff, and make the hair shiny and healthy.
Okra will also help you protect against sunstrokes.
- As okra have a better taste choose okra with smaller, tender pods,
- Choose brighter colored okra pods for cooking,
- The unblemished okra are fresh and not rotten inside
- Always store the okra unwashed, in a paper bag, or wrapped in a newspaper
- Keep it in the warmest part of your refrigerator, up to at least 3 days
- Freeze the entire okra If you want to store it longer,
- Before cooking wash it well with water and pat it dry with a dry towel,
- Trim the ends of the okra before adding it to the dish, and use it as a whole or chopped,
- When cooking it, fry it in oil, and add spices
- To reduce the slime, add vinegar or lemon water, and when almost cooked, add it to the dish
Enjoy this plant to have a healthy body.
With one glass of this drink in the morning reduce cholesterol levels, acidity and heal stomach issues.