How to eat Okra(Lady’s Fingers) To Treat Diabetes, Asthma, Anemia And Failing Eyesight
Known as “lady’s finger”, okra is an annual vegetable that is cultivated in warm, tropical, and subtropical temperate regions for their phytonutrients rich pods. It is valued for its edible green seed pods.
Today, we will reveal you some facts about this green vegetable that has a high nutritional profile and is significantly beneficial for your overall health.
Okra is low in calories and rich in nutrients. It is a great source of fiber, vitamin A, C, and folate. It is also rich in vitamin K, B vitamins, iron, potassium, zinc, calcium, manganese, and magnesium. Okra is one of those vegetables that are rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants such as lutein, xanthin, beta-carotene.
Anemia: Okra helps the production of red blood cells and prevents anemia.
Anti-Cancer: Being an excellent source of antioxidants, okra can boost the immune system, protect your body from free radicals, and prevent mutation of cells.
Asthma: Due to its rich content of vitamin C and antioxidants, okra can effectively reduce asthmatic attacks.
Bone Strength: Okra contains folate that can build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis as well.
Cholesterol: The soluble fiber found in okra can lower serum cholesterol which in turn reduces atherosclerosis and the risk of heart diseases.
Constipation: Thanks to its rich content of fiber and mucilaginous and its natural laxative properties, okra pods help increase bulk, bind to toxins and ensure easy bowel movements. By regularly consuming okra, you will be able to reduce the risk of colon cancer.
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