The name okra is most often used in the UK, United States and the Philippines, with a variant pronunciation in Caribbean English and Nigeria of okro. The plant and its seed pods are also known as “lady’s fingers”.

A cup of raw okra has 30 calories, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 2 grams of protein, 7.6 grams carbohydrates, 0.1 grams of fat, 21 milligrams of vitamin C, around 80 micrograms of folate, and 60 milligrams of magnesium. This makes okra a nutrition hero and a very available food when it comes to our health.

Whether you consume okra boiled, stewed, fried, or even in pickled form, you can reap the health benefits of this green vegetable any time of the year.

It’s Alleviates Asthma, lowers cholesterol, boost immune system, prevent kidney diseases  and most important Okra is an herb that is really effective in patients with diabetes. It is proven that it can reduce the amount of glucose absorbed by the food through you gastrointestinal tract.

Here’s one simple recipe how you can use okra, to control your blood sugar level naturally:

Source: http://www.healthonlinecentral.com/

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The name okra is most often used in the UK, United States and the Philippines, with a variant pronunciation in Caribbean English and Nigeria of okro. The plant and its seed pods are also known as “lady’s fingers”. A cup of raw okra has 30 calories, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 2 grams of protein, 7.6 grams...