Okra, commonly known as ladies` fingers is the most used plant in Philippines, UK and USA. 1 cup of raw okra contains 30 calories, 3g of fiber, 2g of protein, 7.6g of carbs and 0.1 fat, 21mg of vitamin C, 80mg folate and 60mg of magnesium. Therefore, this veggie is an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals.
You can consume boiled, stewed, fried or pickled, it has the same health benefits anyway.
Okra has the ability to relieve asthma symptoms, reduce cholesterol levels, strengthen the immune system, cleanse the kidneys and prevent kidney damage. Also, it is very beneficial for diabetic patients. Moreover, it has been proved that it improves glucose absorption in the stomach and regulates the sugar levels in the blood.
Take 4 fresh okra and remove the heads and tails. Place the okra in hot water and let it sit overnight. Consume the water before breakfast. This will regulate blood sugar levels and curb cravings during the day.