Okra water is considered to be a powerhouse of vitamins, but what is really okra?
Okra is a plant and is in the plant family along with cotton and hibiscus. Okra refers to the edible seedpods. It is low in calories, and it has a rich content of calcium, folic acid, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B.
There are more forms of the plant for medical purposes such as powdered seeds, okra peels and what are we interested in – okra water.
The typical use of the okra is a thickening agent in soups, that is because it has ooey-gooey texture.
But because of its content, it can bring a lot of health benefits when it comes to diabetes.
One Cup of Raw Okra Contains
- 57 milligrams of magnesium;
- 30 calories or 3 grams of dietary fiber;
- 88 micrograms of folate;
- 2 grams of protein;
- 6 grams carbohydrates;
- 21 milligrams of vitamin C;
- 1 gram of fat.
Bear in mind that it doesn’t matter whether you fry, boil or stew the okra you still are going to enjoy its health benefits.
The okra water is the new favorite method of consuming okra. If you do not like the taste of this plant, then to drink the okra water is the best choice for you because it is simple and quick and in the same time, and you are going to get all the right things from it.
The recipe for the okra water is very simple and easy to prepare.
Recipe for Okra Water
- With a knife pierce each side of the pods;
- Put the pods in a jar and fill the jar with water;
- Let them stay like that overnight or at least 8 hours;
- Then make sure to squeeze the pods good in order to release the leftover sap;
- Throw the pods;
- What is left in the jar is the okra water. All you need to do is drink it. Simple right?
But, this vegetable has more benefits. It is full of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and it has a rich content of dietary fiber.
Other health benefits
- It can help with lung inflammation, ulcers, irritable bowel, and sore throat;
- Prevents and improves constipation;
- Improves the energy level;
- It can lower the cholesterol.
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