Okra, also known as “lady’s finger”, is a popular vegetable originating from North-East Africa, and is cultivated in sunny and warm climates. It has a strong nutritional profile containing only 30 calories, 21 mg. of vitamin C, 3 gr. of dietary fiber, 7.6 gr. of carbohydrates, 2 gr. protein, 0.1 gr. of fat, 80 mg. of folate and 60 mg. of magnesium. It can be consumed boiled, fried and stewed throughout the year.
Here are some of the health benefits of okra:
Safe for diabetics
Strengthens the immune system
Prevents kidney disease
Helps treat asthma symptoms
Lowers the amount of glucose absorbed from food
To prepare okra water, take 2 fresh okras and cut the ends off, then chop the vegetable in small pieces. Put 2-3 pieces in a glass of water and leave them to soak overnight. In the morning, drink the glass on an empty stomach. This amazing remedy will help you reduce the symptoms of diabetes and asthma, reduce cholesterol and prevent kidney disease.