THE NEED FOR OKRA CONSUMPTION


Its another wonderful time of the year. The rains are here again accompanied with the goodies of fruits and vegetables in their plentiful state.

One of those goodies is OKRA!

This is very popular to us, that little green vegetable that looks like pepper with its spear head.

We will be looking at its wonders and why you must have to consume it especially now its in plenty 

The wonders shouldn't be overlooked, those little pods have impressive amounts of nutrients.

1. It is aids in easy Digestion: Okra has considerable amounts of dietary fibre and as we know that   fiber are great for digestion which in turn keeps your weight down and makes you healthier.

2. Cholesterol Controller: This for some of us trying to keep that weight in check. Okra has pectin which lowers bad cholesterol and healthy for your cardiac system. It is also a low calorie food


3. Fertility Booster and Healthy Pregnancy: Okra contains some high folates which are important for our pregnant mothers as it decreases the incidence of neural tube defects in the child. Forget that myth of 'Okra makes the child dull', that's a BIG FAT LIE!

4. Prevents Cancer: Yeah! this little vegetable is packed with antioxidants, and these antioxidants are needed to support cells in fighting off free radicals that normally leads to cancer.


5. Prevents Diabetes/Great for Diabetic Patients: A substance known as 'myricetin' is present in okra and it reduces blood sugar levels. Great for diabetic patients and equally lowers the risk of being diabetic.

6. Good for Eye Health/Skin: Packed with Vitamin C and A, Okra helps to reduce the rick of cataracts and macular degeneration. The Vitamin C contents helps keep the skin looking smoother and healthier.

7. For Strong Bones: Okra contains Vitamin K and Folates and as well Calcium and these are essential for strong bones and prevention of osteoporosis.


All these and More and obtainable from this little vegetable OKRA! with all the health benefits, Okra should be on your next market list. They are readily available and affordable now.

For some that don't like the slimy nature of okra, you gat no problems.. There are other vegetables you can consume that will be helpful for your health.





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  1. I love okra! But I've only had it fried, which probably defeats the purpose, but I may have to try it other ways!

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  2. Yeah, you should give it a trial!

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