Okra along with its seed pods is a plant known as ‘lady’s fingers’. Its name derives from the Nigerian and Caribbean English expression okro.
Okra is a highly beneficial plant.One glass of fresh okra contains 30 calories, 2g of protein, 3g of dietary fiber, 0.1g of fat, 7.6g of carbs, 21 milligrams of vitamin C, 60 milligrams of magnesium and about 80 micrograms of folate.
All these compounds make okra the ideal health booster.
The benefits of okra are huge and you can consume it in many forms, including stewed, boiled, pickled and fried.
Okra treats asthma pains, stimulates the immune system, lowers the bad cholesterol levels, fights off diabetes, keeps you safe from kidney disease, etc.
Also, it is highly recommended for reducing the glucose levels acquired by poor nutrition.
This easy okra recipe will give you the motivation to stay healthy and to use it more in your everyday diet:
Take 4 okras. Clean them by cutting their heads and tails. Then, put them in a cup of water. Leave the okras soak overnight. The following morning, strain liquid and drink that water 30 minutes before breakfast.