Okra is the name which is often used in the UK, United States and the Philippines. This name is variant pronunciation in Caribbean English and Nigeria of okro. It is also known as “lady’s fingers”.
One cup of okra has approximately 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 of composition, okra is a nutrition hero and a very available food when it comes to our health.
This green vegetable can be consumed boiled, stewed, fried, or even in pickled form. It is available during the whole year.
Okra is great to alleviate asthma, lowers cholesterol, boost immune system, prevent kidney diseases and effective in diabetes. Also, it can 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 to control your blood sugar level: