Okra is an extremely nutritious vegetable that is native to north-east Africa. It can provide outstanding health benefits and aid in the treatment of asthma, diabetes, high cholesterol and kidney disease.
One cup of okra contains only 33 calories but has 21mg of vitamin C, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 2 grams of protein, around 0.2 grams of fat, 300mg of potassium, 60mg magnesium and 80 micrograms of folic acid.
Okra leaves can be cooked in a similar way we are used to preparing dandelions. Since the entire plant is edible, you can also consume it raw in salads. Some of the most important benefits of okra consumption include:
- Diabetes prevention
- Reducing high cholesterol
- Prevents kidney disease
- Boosts the immune system
- Relieves asthma
- Reduces glucose absorbed from food
If you are having any of the above-mentioned problems, this simple okra water recipe can help you with the treatment.
Find two fresh okra and cut their ends. Put them in a glass of water and let them spend the night there. The next morning, drink the glass of water some 30 minutes prior breakfast. That’s it. Simple end effective!