Okra is a plant that is known by many names. Of course, okra is the most popular one because it is used in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines. In Nigeria and the Caribbean, the plant is known as “okro”.
Some people call okra and okra seed pods lady’s fingers. Regardless of the name people use, the truth is that okra is very healthy.
One cup of raw, organic okra contains 30 calories, two grams of protein, three grams of dietary fiber, only 0.1 grams of fat, 7.6 grams of carbs, 60 mg of magnesium, 80 mg of folate, and 21 mg of vitamin C.
As you can see, okra is some sort of superfood and food that can boost any person’s health.
It doesn’t really matter whether you take okra stewed, boiled, fried, or in the form of pickles because you will feel the health benefits in any case.
Okra has the ability to soothe asthma, improve the work of the immune system, reduce cholesterol levels, protect us from kidney diseases and what is even better, okra has proven to be very useful to diabetes patients. Several scientific studies have confirmed that this green vegetable can lower the quantity of sugar taken by food via the GI – gastrointestinal tract.
This is one easy and simple recipe that will help you prepare okra in order to manage blood sugar levels in a natural way:
- Cut the tails and heads of four fresh okras.
- Put three cuts and place them in one glass of tap water.
- Leave them overnight.
- In the morning consume the water about half an hour before breakfast on an empty stomach.
This practice will help you manage your sugar level.