Commonly known as Okra, gumbo or lady’s fingers, this flowering plant from mallow family is so famous because of the numerous health benefits of its edible green pods. Okra is absolutely favorite in countries like the Philippines, US, and UK.
Aside from its use as a thickening agent in stews and soups, its pods contain high levels of minerals and vitamins making it an excellent treatment for anything from diabetes to kidney disease. If you need to cleanse your body, okra is the only thing you needed.
For you to know, a cup of okras contains the following:
1. 30 calories
2. 3g of fiber
3. 2g of protein
4. 7.6 g carbs and 0.1 fat
5. 60 mg magnesium
6. 80 mg folate
7. 21 mg vitamin C
You can eat your okras raw, roasted, boiled, fried, pickled or steam-cooked and you can still get its health benefits. Add these to your menu, and you will never deal with diabetes, asthma, immunity issues, high cholesterol levels, toxic build-up and kidney malfunction. The pods will improve your circulation, treat depression, soothe a sore throat, and even reduce the risk of several types of cancer.
We strongly suggest that you try our recipe:
1. Cut the pods from both sides with a knife
2. Put them in a mason jar and cover with water
3. Leave them to soak overnight, and then squeeze them in the water to extract all the excess sap and drink the mixture.