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Okra can help in treating diabetes, asthma, high cholesterol levels, and kidney diseases. It is a nutritious vegetable originating from North East Africa that is usually grown in warm areas around the world.

This herb is extremely nutritious – it contains 30 calories, 21 milligrams of vitamin C, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 7.6 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein, 1 gram of fat, about 80 micrograms of folic acid and 60 milligrams of magnesium. Moreover, this plant can be consumed throughout the whole year.

The incredible okra has a lot of health benefits, including:

  • it reduces cholesterol
  • helps in the treatment of diabetes
  • strengthens the immune system
  • prevents kidney diseases
  • relieves asthma
  • lowers glucose absorbed by food

Recipe for okra water

With this recipe, you can make okra water to help regulate your blood sugar levels and all the other health benefits that we previously mentioned.

You will need 2-4 fresh okras. Cut the ends and then cut the remaining parts lengthwise, then place them in a glass of water. Leave them soaked in the water overnight.

The next morning, drain the okras and add more water if needed. Drink the liquid half an hour before breakfast.

Source: www.diabetesincontrol.com

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