Okra Lady’s finger water is good for you|Health Benefits

Okra is known as lady’s finger is a popular Nigerian soup widely serves in parties and common recipes in most restaurants. Lady’s finger okra water is a perfect drink for your health. Okra gumbo and cornmeal (semo or agidi) are mostly giving to a sick person because it is easy and light to eat, the gummy nature of cooked okra passes the throat freely and makes them not to throw up after eating, and this makes okra superfood pack nutrition.

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Okra seed pod vegetable is an easy healthy dinner idea for the family and quick meals for kids.

Lady’s finger Okra can be eaten raw, fried, steamed, cooked or incorporate in soups and stews, cooked okra pods comes out in a soppy gelatinous form that ticking’s soup and stew, it can be served as a cocktail drink or as a dessert. In achieving a healthy lifestyle okra should be inculcated in your diet.


Okra Lady’s Finger water Helps Diabetes

Okra water drink is another method of enjoying this seed pod, drinking the water helps reduces symptoms of diabetes.

Basically, it is use to control diabetes or prevent the onset of diabetes. Okra contains low calories and has high dietary fiber that helps keep blood sugar level low in diabetes, it slows the rate at which sugar is absorbed in the intestine. The fiber in okra makes you fuller for a long time thereby reducing craving and hunger common with diabetic patients. A cardiovascular exercise plays an important role in treating and preventing diabetes also.

Health benefits of okra water

  • The fibers content and vitamin C makes it a good antioxidant for a healthy digestive track system and removes toxins from the liver. The soluble fiber content reduces cholesterol level and cardiovascular heart disease, dieting regularly in okra help prevent kidney disease.
  • Asthma can be control consuming okra pod vegetables, the rich content of vitamin C; B, folic acid and magnesium boost the immune system thereby reducing the rate of asthmatic attack.
  • It is the best vegetable for vegetarians and vegans, it has a good protein supply, vitamin K, B6, thiamin, it is also good for pregnant women likewise those on a weight loss diet plan.
  • Beta carotene and Vitamin A in okra helps improves better eye sight while the calcium in it strengthens the bones and improves bone density.


Ingredients for okra water

  1. 4 medium size okra
  2. 11/2 cup water
  3. Scent leaf (nchanwu Igbo)

Easy steps to prepare okra water drink

Wash okra in running water

 Slice into pieces with the scent leaf

 Soak overnight

 This enables the entire vital nutrient in the seedpods and skin absorbed inside the water. Fresh raw okra is used daily in preparing okra water drink.

Take 1 glass cup first thing in the morning.

Fill good with lady finger water.

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