Okra is the name which isВ oftenВ used in the UK,В United StatesВ and the Philippines. This name isВ variant pronunciation inВ Caribbean EnglishВ and Nigeria ofВ okro. It is also known asВ вЂњladyвЂ™s fingersвЂќ.
One cup of okra hasВ approximatelyВ 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. With this kind ofВ composition, okra is aВ nutrition hero and a very available food when it comes to our health.
This green vegetable can be consumedВ boiled, stewed, fried, or even in pickled form. It is available during the whole year.
Okra is great to alleviate asthma,В lowers cholesterol, boost immune system, prevent kidney diseases and effective in diabetes. Also, it canВ reduce the amount of glucose absorbed by the food through you gastrointestinal tract.
In the video below you can see how you can use okra in order toВ control your blood sugar level: