Okra is a vegetable that originates from the African continent, specifically in Eastern Africa. Okra, also known as ladies’ fingers, is excellent for the body since it not only strengthens the immune defenses but also prevents the onset of diabetes, kidney disease, relieves asthma and decreases the bad cholesterol.
Okra can be found on the market shelves all year round, however the best time to cultivate it is in the fall. This vegetable is rich in vitamins, minerals and is very nutritious for the body and has very few calories. To be more precise a cup of okra contains only 30 calories.
You can prepare okra in various ways; you can marinate it and accompany it with meat of your choice!
We propose a drink recipe with okra that is beneficial for the health:
4 raw okra
1 cup of water
Preparation and Consumption
Start by cutting the head and the tail of the okra.
Then place the okra in a cup of water.
After letting it sit overnight you can consume this fabulous drink the next morning.
Okra will reduce the bad cholesterol and will also prevent onset of kidney disease. It is considered an ideal food for diabetics because it balances the glucose levels in the blood. The asthmatics people could also benefit from this drink because it reduces asthma symptoms.
Here is a video that will explain how okra helps to balance glucose levels in the blood: