12 Health Benefits Of Okra That Will Make You Love Greens

benefits of Okra

In English speaking countries Okra is called as Lady’s finger. This okra is a vegetable which is eaten by many peoples all around the world and it is very popular. Because it is used for all types of curries and salads. Okra is cultivated all around the world and this okra contains seeds which is good for health. Okra also have an history which are so realistic and it is said that the most beauty queen of Egypt who is Cleopatra loves to eat this okra which is said in history. And also the most important thing to notice is the seed in the okra were used as substitutes in world war 2 instead of coffee bean.

What’s inside this Okra?

If you take one cup of Okra these are all the nutrients it contains.

  • Fiber
  • Protein
  • Carbohydrate
  • Fat
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B6

What Are The Benefits Of Okra?

The benefits given by the Okra are many. Because you  can take a look at the nutrients given above it contains more nutrients so the result is very high. The benefits of eating  Okra are,

Controls Hunger:

This Okra is full of nutrients and it is also used to control your hunger. Okra contains fibers which are soluble. The fibers will make your calorie level to control and will control your hunger. It also helps in weight loss.

Makes You Away From Tired:

This Okra makes you away from Fatigue which is called tiredness and weakness which can be a physical or mental obsession. Nowadays each and every young people are suffering from tired. Okra seeds have the capacity to delay tiredness.

Because they have antioxidants that makes the glycogen to store in liver. Due to this tired will be late compared to other days when you are not consuming okra.

Manage Diabetics:

The glucose levels in our blood is lowered by  the peel and seeds of Okra. The sensitivity of the insulin is increased and the insulin cells in pancreas are checked if it is in correct level or not.

Maintains Cholesterol:

Okra has the power to maintain the cholesterol level and decreases cholesterol and triglyceride and increases the excretion of bile acids in the feces. Okra regulates cholesterol levels in blood and it also protects it from heart diseases.

Strengthen Bones:

The Vitamin K is found to be plenty in Okra. The vitamin K are useful in making the bones strengthen. This is also promotes the blood clotting.

Kills Breast Cancer Cells:

In an average lifespan one out of eight women are affected by Breast cancer. If you consume okra regularly it will help you to reduce the chances of breast cancer.

Boost Immunity:

Okra has medium level of Vitamin A which helps in the production of  RBC (Red Blood Cells) and boosts your immune system. Okra gives the power to resist you from infections and diseases.

Improves Eyesight:

Okra has Vitamin A which also helps in eyesight. If you are suffering from low eyesight or else if you have low eyesight because of your family genetic Okra can solve your problem if you make it regular to consume.

Prevents From Liver Disease:

The most important detox organ in a human body is Liver. If u consume okra it will protect your liver from diseases affecting. Okra stabilizes the cell membranes of liver making the liver defensive.

How To Intake Okra?

  • Okra water

Mix the Okra pods with a glass of water for a whole night at room temperature. Okra has the nutrients which are soluble in water and when it is mixed with water the nutrients are separated. After that take those pods out of water and drink the water. You can also cut off the seeds instead a whole seed. Keep it in mind that the taste of the water will be bitter.

  • Powder of Okra seeds

There are many machines to cut the different types of vegetables. But it is not easy to separate the Okra seeds from the pods manually. So as an other option better you can buy the dry seeds of Okra instead of that manual process. If the seeds are dry it is easy to powder the seeds. And also it is suggested that you are no allowed to intake more than 5 gram of Okra powder per day. If you are a diabetic patient consult your doctor for better dosage opinion.

  • Peel of Okra

You also have an option of peeling the Okra by lemon zester or grater. Separate the peel from the seeds and eat it half a teaspoon at a time. This will makes you to avoid Okra’s secretion of mucilaginous.


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