Okra or gumbo, kiabo, and lady’s finger is a plant that has Ethiopian origin but it grows in most parts of the world. It has tiny seed and greenish color and can be added to salads, broths, and stews.
It can treat many illnesses and it is very effective in treating diabetes, high cholesterol, and fatigue.
Here are the health benefits of okra:
REDUCES THE CRAVINGS
It contains many soluble fibers and you will feel full for longer period of time. It will reduce your cravings and it will prevent weight gain.
Many people suffer from fatigue because it is a symptom of many illnesses. Okra contains antioxidants that boost glycogen storage in your liver and your cells will have more energy.
The seeds of this vegetable control diabetes and glucose levels. They contain an enzyme that can break down the carbs and improve the insulin sensitivity. It has been used for ages for treating diabetes.
REGULATES CHOLESTEROL LEVELS
It reduces the cholesterol levels and prevents accumulation of fat in the body. It improves the production of bile acids and prevents atherosclerosis and heart attack.
PREVENTS BRITTLE BONES AND STOPS BLEEDING
Due to the vitamin K, it contains, it prevents bleeding, osteoporosis, and improves the health of your bones.
BOOSTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
It contains vitamin A that has the ability to improve the work of the immune system and increase the white blood cells.
H.Pylori is a common disease nowadays. It is a bacterium that lives in the intestines and causes inflammation. Okra has the ability to treat and prevent multiplication of these bacteria and in this way prevents gastritis.