Okra, also known as lady’s finger, or bamia is one of the popular nutritious vegetables of North-East African origin. This amazing and healthy vegetable is available anytime of the year. The best time to get an okra is in early fall, when crops in the Southern states reach their peak. Okra is a nutritional powerhouse, loaded with healthy nutrients, such as: vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that provide an array of health benefits from treating diabetes to preventing kidney disease.
Did you know that okra is low on calories? A single cup of okra only has around 30 calories. One cup of okra contains about 3 grams of dietary fiber, 2 grams of protein, 7.6 grams’ carbohydrates, 0.1 grams of fat, 21 milligrams of vitamin C, around 88 micrograms of folate, and 57 milligrams of magnesium. This is why okra is a nutritional powerhouse and very healthy and amazing vegetable, when it comes to our health.
So, it doesn’t matter if you consume okra stewed, boiled, fried or even in pickled form. You get all the healthy benefits from it any time of the year. These are the most important reasons why you should add okra to your healthy diet: relieves asthma symptoms, lowers cholesterol, boosts immune system, prevents kidney disease and the most important thing about okra is that it’s really effective against diabetes. The medical experts claim that okra can reduce the amount of glucose absorbed by the food, through the gastrointestinal tract.
In this article we are going to show you one simple method – how to use okra, to control your blood sugar levels (naturally). This recipe is very simple and easy to make. You just have to follow the simple instructions. Here’s what you need to do. First, you need to take 4 fresh okras and cut their heads and tails. Then, you need to put them in glass of water and leave them overnight. When you get up in the morning, you need to drink this mixture, before breakfast. It will help you control your blood sugar levels.
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