Okra, or lady’s fingers, is a flowering plant in the mallow family which contains edible green seed pods. It is also known as Okro in the Caribbean and Nigeria.
A cup of okra has about 30 calories, 3 gr. of dietary fiber, 2 gr. of protein, 7.6 gr. of carbs, 0.1 gr. of fat, 21 mg. of vitamin C, 80 mcg. of folate and 60 mg. of magnesium. As you can see, the vegetable is nutritionally rich and great for our health. The health benefits of okra can be reaped in any form – boiled, stewed, fried or pickled.
Okra is known to alleviate asthma, lower cholesterol, boost the immune system and prevent kidney diseases, and is especially recommended to patients suffering from diabetes. It reduces the amount of glucose absorbed by the food through your gastrointestinal tract.
In order to control your blood sugar levels and treat and prevent diabetes, take 4 fresh okras and cut off their ends, then put 2-3 pieces of okra in water and leave them overnight. In the morning, strain the mixture and drink the water half an hour before breakfast. This amazing mixture will control your blood sugar levels naturally and prevent diabetes.