My name is Dr. Ajay Sharma ( Masters In Ayurveda Science ), and in this all people post i would like to talk about okra health benefits, because this ia a under rated vegetable that offers tons of natural remedy for diabetes and other diabetes related issues like high cholesterol and fatigue
Okra is a greenish looking vegetable that goes by many names (Kimbo, ladies finger and gumbo) It is drone all over the world it is long and greenish with tiny seeds in it and looks like ladies finger, hence the name ladies finger in so many parts of the world
As mentioned before – there are tons of okra health benefits . First let’s look at some of the health benefits of okra by itself:
Okra cuts down hunger
Okra has a lot of fibre. And that is how one can stay full stomach for a long time. Okra also reduces craving for food and helps weight management as well.
Helps to treat fatigue as well
Fatigue is one of the most common problems particularly for middle aged people and senior citizens. Okra helps to fight this fatigue because its seeds contain oxidants which can help to release glycogen storage in the liver. this in turn boosts the energy in a person.
Okra helps To fight diabetes
Out of all the okra health benefits, one of the main benefits is that it helps to fight diabetes. Once again the okra seeds helps to cut back the glucose levels does reducing the blood sugar count. This happens when the body inhabits a enzyme called (alpha glycosidase ) which breaks down the carbs in the body which in turn improves the insulin sensitivity of the cells. Okra has assisted in the cure and prevention of diabetes for hundreds of years now. scientist All over the world have agreed that
It keeps the cholesterol level under check
Consumption of okra reduces the storage of fat in the body and this in turn helps with the control of cholesterol. It reduces the triglyceride levels by producing all the good acids in the stool . This helps the heart to stay healthy- even right upto old age.
Reduces the rate at which bones get week & reduce bleeding in a person
This vegetable is filled with vitamin K. So like calcium, vitamin k helps to strengthen the bones & prevent excessive amount of bleeding.
Strengthens the immune system
Vitamin A is another part of okra health benefits. For those who don’t know Vitamin A increase WBC ( white blood cells ) in the body and white blood sells is the number one thing that keeps the immune system in check. In simple English, okra builds up your bodies defenses against multiple different health problems.
Prevents gastric & stomach problems
Problem causing bacteria in the stomach is not uncommon now days. Bacteria lives in our intestine and may sometimes cause inflammation which results in various gastritis problems. Its a known fact amongst doctors that okra or okra juice is a very powerful & natural bacteria fighter. Okra eaten raw or drank in the juice form can bring down the inflammation in the intestine, when consumed on a regular basis
As mentioned before, okra is extremely good for diabetes as it reduces sugar levels in the blood and helps the body to produce insulin – and so, Many people drink Okra water for diabetes as well
) Okra water contains Vitamin A, C and Magnesium. These nutrients help the body to produce red blood cells and treat those suffering with anaemia
) It is also an excellent source of calcium which helps to regulate your heart rate, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It is also essential for the teeth and bones
) A person suffering with a sore throat or a cough may drink okra water to alleviate the problem very quickly. The antiseptic properties of the drink heal the throat and destroy harmful bacteria.
) When you are suffering with temporary diaria, simply drink a cup of okra water to replenish the minerals you have lost, and rehydrate the body.
) This also helps to treat constipation by lubricating the large intestines. This naturally reduces the risk of bowel cancer and prevents the need for laxative drugs.
) This water was often drank in the Congo traditionally to help pregnant women to have a smooth pregnancy with a safe delivery. The matter within the drink helps this process along.
) Okra is also an excellent source of soluble fibre which reduces the amount of cholesterol in the blood stream. This will help to prevent the arteries from calcifying, helping to maintain a healthy heart.
) Drinking this regularly also boosts the bodys immune system against diseases and infections. The antioxidants and vitamin C in okra water helps to strengthen this mechanism.
) Many Olympic athletes consume okra regularly for its great range of health benefits.
) It helps to strengthen the body and promote stamina and endurance.
) Polysaccharides within the water also help to open the blood vessels and promote blood flow around the body. This is helpful in conditions such as arthritis, erectile dysfunction and chronic headaches.
) Drinking four cups of okra water per day is an excellent way to detoxify the body. This produces healthier skin within 1-2 weeks. The antioxidants work quickly to heal acne and other skin conditions.
How To Make Okra Water:
STEP 1: Wash down 5 to 6 okras.
STEP 2: cut off both ends off the okra stick, then cut the stick in half ( right in the middle)
STEP 3: Place the sticks in a deep pan, then cover them with water.
STEP 4: Soak the sticks overnight (preferably up to 24 hours – We recommend soaking your okra in a good quality spring or mineral water. This will add additional benefits in hydrating your body and boosting electrolyte levels).
STEP 5: After 12 to 24 hours, squeeze the sticks into the water in order to release all the juice.
STEP 6: Throw away the stick and bring the water to a light boil ( add a pinch of salt & pepper) drink when warm.
I hope i have made it clear on how to make okra water.
In the Hindu culture – Okra is said to be a divine plant sent down by the gods themselves, for the benefits of mankind. In order to start witnessing okra health benefits its is important to consume okra juice consistently for at least a month.
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