Okra is incredibly high in nutrients, as 1 cup has21 milligrams vitamin C, 2 grams protein, 60 mg of magnesium, 299 mg potassium, 3 grams dietary fiber, 33 calories, 7.6 grams carbohydrates, about 80 micrograms of folic acid, and 0.2 gram of fat.
You can eat the entire okra plant, but its leaves can be consumed raw in salads, or cooked in the same way you cook dandelions and beets. These are some of the most important health benefits of this amazing vegetable:
- Boosts the immune system
- Reduces cholesterol
- Alleviates asthma
- Prevents diabetes
- Reduces glucose absorbed from food
- Prevents kidney disease
If you suffer from some of these conditions and want to use the medicinal properties of okra, you can prepare it this way:
- Cut the ends of two fresh okras, and place a few slices in a glass full of water. Leave the slices to soak thus during the night.
- In the morning, 30 minutes before your breakfast, you should drink the liquid.