The okra plant, also called “lady’s finger” is a nutrition vegetable with origin from North East Africa. This plant is cultured throughout the warm and tropical regions around the world for the fibrous fruits or “pods”.
The okra is fantastically nutritious, it has 30 calories, 21 milligrams of vitamin C, 7.6 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 0.1 grams of fat, around 80 micrograms of foliate, and 60 milligrams of magnesium. Furthermore, the okra plant can be consumed throughout the whole year, boiled, stewed, either fried or in pickled form.
The incredible okra provides numerous health benefits:
Helps treat diabetes
Vitalize the immune system
Prevents kidney diseases
Reduces the amount of glucose absorbed by the food through the gastrointestinal tract
Here is one super easy recipe for making okra water:
Take two fresh okra. Cut the heads and tails, and put 2-3 pieces in a glass of water. Leave them to stand overnight. The next morning, drink the water half an hour before breakfast.
Consuming this water will give you wonderful results in naturally regulating blood sugar level, and is going to supply your body with other healthy effects of okra as well.