Okra is a vegetable that has a slimy texture leaving it with a bad reputation. Okra isn’t all that bad though because it has very many nutritional benefits. It has different types of fiber making it great for digestive health. It has also been reported to help with blood sugar levels. Along with helping with pregnancy it can also protect the heart by lowering cholesterol. There are some downsides however, with one being kidney stones. It also is known to caution yourself with Okra if you are using an anticoagulant.
- Good for healthy blood sugar, increases heart health and stability
- Strengthens immune system to reduce chances of infection and increases white blood cell activity.
- Is tasty to add to meals and cook with, it can be used in many different kinds of dishes that can be made at home.
“Okra is a nutritional superstar, boasting plenty of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, riboflavin, folic acid, calcium, and potassium, according to an article in the journal Molecules.”