Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Health Benefits of Okra or Ladies Fingers

Okra is better known by its common name as lady’s finger or gumbo. This high fiber vegetable is known for its high soluble and insoluble fiber content. This vegetable is usually used in many recipes and is also a part of many nutritional diets, as it is highly beneficial.
Okra is usually available fresh year-round and can also be found frozen, pickled or canned.To preserve its freshness and health benefits, it is best to store it inside a paper bag and place it in the refrigerator and not the freezer.
Some of the Health Benefits include :
  • Okro has a high fibre content and aids digestion by aiding digestive bowel movement.
  • Okro can help in the prevention of diabetes , a novel method for preventing diabetes using the okro plant is described here : Preventing Diabetes with okro
  • Okro has high levels of vitamin k which is useful for blood clotting and bone protection and formation.
  • It helps prevent constipation as it aids proper bowel movement.
  • It also controls the levels of cholesterol in the body and helps guard against heart diseases.
  • Generally it boosts your immunity
  • It is an ideal food for weight loss
  • It also helps prevents kidney diseases

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