People in the UK, United States and the Philippines use the name “okra”, but there’s also a variant pronunciation of “okro” in Caribbean English and Nigeria. The plant and its seed pods are also commonly known as “lady’s fingers”.
One cup of raw okra contains 30 calories, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 2 grams of protein, 7.6 grams carbohydrates, 0.1 grams of fat, 21 milligrams of vitamin C, around 80 micrograms of folate, and 60 milligrams of magnesium. According to this, this vegetable is a nutrition hero and a very available food when it comes to our health.
The best thing is that you can reap the health benefits of this green vegetable any time of the year no matter how you decide to consume it: boiled, stewed, fried, or even in pickled form.
It is known to alleviate asthma, lower cholesterol, boost immune system, prevent kidney diseases and what’s the most important thing is that okra is a vegetable that is really effective in patients with diabetes. It can reduce the amount of glucose absorbed by the food through you gastrointestinal tract.
Here’s a simple recipe that will help you control blood sugar naturally:
Take 4 fresh okras and cut their heads and tails. Put 2-3 cuts in a glass of water and leave them to stay overnight. Filtrate the water in the morning and drink it 30 minutes before breakfast. It will help you control your sugar level.