Monday, September 21, 2015

See 12 Amazing Health Benefits Of Okra


Okra is a flowering plant that is known in many parts of the world as Lady’s Finger. It has become very popular as a natural medicine as a result of its seed pods. Frequently used in Caribbean and Chinese dishes, okra is a versatile food ingredient. It can be used in soups, side dishes and as a pickle.
Okra is fast becoming a popular health food. It has a number of beneficial qualities that can help improve your health.
A lot of people have heard that okra is great, but they don’t really know the details.

See 12 Amazing Health Benefits Of Okra below:


1. Prevents Diabetes
The presence of Eugenol in Okra helps fight against diabetes. The fibre also helps stabilize blood sugar level by delaying sugar absorption from the intestines.
 
2. Improves Immunity The high Vitamin C content in okro helps fight cold and cough by encouraging a healthy immune system. The Vitamin C and many essential minerals like magnesium, manganese, calcium and iron in okra also fight against harmful free radicals and therefore promote an overall healthy immune system.

3. Prevents Constipation
Okra is one of the best vegetable sources of dietary fibre essential for the digestive system. Dietary fibres in okra help prevent and relieve constipation. The soluble fibre in okra absorbs water and adds bulk to the stool thus preventing constipation.
 
4.Stronger Bones 
Okra is rich in vitamin K. Vitamin K improves calcium absorption, reduces urinary excretion of calcium, and acts as a modifier of bone matrix proteins and fight osteoporosis. 
 
5. Visual Health 
Okra is an excellent source for beta-carotene, xanthein, and lutein. These antioxidants seek and neutralize harmful biological waste that can disrupt cellular metabolism, increase degradation of cells in the body, and impair vision. Antioxidants can protect your eyesight from macular degeneration and cataracts.
 
6. Zero Cholesterol
Okra itself contains no cholesterol and very little fat. This makes it an excellent food to replace high cholesterol fatty foods, such as rich desserts and fatty meats, with.
Okra also contains high amounts of pectin, which helps decrease blood cholesterol levels by interfering with bile absorption in the intestines and forcing the liver to use circulating cholesterol to make more bile.
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