okra, also known as “finger of the Virgin” is a popular nutritious vegetable of African origin in the Northeast. The plant is cultivated in all warm tropical and temperate regions worldwide by fibrous fruits or “pods”.
This plant is very nutritious because it contains 30 calories, 21 milligrams of vitamin C, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 7.6 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein, 0.1 grams of fat, about 80 micrograms of folic acid, and 60 milligrams of magnesium. Moreover, this plant can be consumed throughout the year, either boiled, stewed, fried, or even as escabeche.
The incredible okra provides health benefits arithmetic, including:
- lowers cholesterol
- helps in case of diabetes
- strengthens the immune system
- prevents kidney diseases
- relieves asthma
- reduces the amount of glucose absorbed by the food through the gastrointestinal tract
the following recipe for okra water give remarkable results in the natural regulation of sugar levels in the blood, and provide all the other health effects of okra as well. This is how to prepare it:
2 fresh okra is necessary. Cut the heads and tails, and put 2-3 pieces in a glass of water. Let stand overnight.
The next morning, drink water half an hour before breakfast.