Six Reasons To Eat More Okra!
Six Reasons To Eat More Okra
- Okra Promotes a Healthy Pregnancy
Okra is rich in Vitamin C, folate, and extremely important Vitamin B for maintaining and producing new cells, folate is an essential compound for a healthy pregnancy.
The vitamin helps prevent birth defects like spina bifida and helps the baby to grow sufficiently. Vitamin C is also essential for fetal development.
- Helps with Respiratory Issues like Asthma
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Okra, and rich C vitamin content, curtail the development of asthma symptoms and prevent fatal attacks.
- Helps Prevent Diabetes
It can help stabilize blood sugar levels by slowing its absorption from the intestines – see below for more details on okra consumption and diabetes.
- Prevents Anemia
Vitamin K, Florate, Iron, aid in , blood coagulation, hemoglobin formation, and red blood cells production, providing a supreme defense against anemia.
- Skin Health
A Vitamin antioxidants are also able to protect skin health, by reducing the appearance of scars and acne ,promoting quicker healing, and eliminating wrinkles. This is because the antioxidants are able to neutralize the free radicals which may have damaged those skin cells.
- Lowers Cholesterol
Okra promotes good digestive health, and cholesterol levels due to its high fiber content. Soluble fiber can be dissolved in water, which means that it breaks down in the digestive tract.
Okra also helps to lower cholesterol by replacing all the foods you eat with high fat and cholesterol levels — okra contains no cholesterol and very little fat.
Amount Per1 cup (100 g)
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0.3 g||0%|
|Saturated fat 0.01 g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated fat 0.01 g||0%|
|Monounsaturated fat 0.00 g||0%|
|Cholesterol 0.00 mg||0%|
|Sodium 6 mg||0%|
|Potassium 300 mg||8%|
|Total Carbohydrate 6 g||2%|
|Dietary fiber 3.1 g||12%|
|Sugar 1.6 g||0%|
|Protein 1.8 g||3%|
|Vitamin A||13%||Vitamin C||39%|
|Vitamin D||0%||Vitamin B-6||11%|