Okra is a plant which, along with its seed pods, is known as the “lady`s fingers. In the US, UK and the Philippines it is called okra, while in Nigeria and Caribbean the pronunciation is okro.
A glass of fresh okra has:
- 30 calories,
- 1 grams fat,
- 6 grams carbohydrates,
- 3 grams dietary fibers,
- 2 grams proteins,
- 21 mg of vitamin C,
- 80 micrograms folic acid and
- 60 mg magnesium.
These nutrients make the okra incredibly beneficial for our health.
The okra plant can be used in many forms- boiled, fried, pickled or stewed, during the whole year.
Okra water has been proven very powerful in treating conditions like asthma, high cholesterol, diabetes, it can prevent kidney disease, improve the immunity, and many more. Okra is one of the most effective ingredients for reducing glucose levels, consumed by food through the gastrointestinal tract.
This is a very easy homemade recipe which can balance the blood sugar levels in a natural way.
For preparation you will need 4 raw okras. Cut the tails and heads of the okras, put t2-3 pieces in a cup of water and let them simmer overnight. In the morning drink the water, at least 30 minutes before breakfast.