uchetemple.wordpress.comAs we celebrate this month November, as the world diabetes month, I bring to an inspired post of a little known therapy; okrawater therapy.
Okra also known as Lady’s Finger is a natural insulin for diabetics. It works by lowering the rate at which sugar is absorbed from food in the intestines.
Okra is a good source of Protein, Riboflavin, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc and Copper. It is a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamine, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium and Manganese. It is also known to be low in saturated fat and sodium and very low in cholesterol.
Okra has many health benefits which include the following:
Helps control diabetes.
Prevents kidney diseases.
It is weight loss friendly.
Due to the high dietary fibre content, okra aids digestion hence prevents constipation.
Promotes healthy pregnancy and may help you have multiple births eg twins. If in doubt, ask the people of Igbo-ora in South Western Nigeria what they eat that makes them have so many twins in their town.
So by drinking Okra Water, you will also enjoy these other healthy benefits of okra.
Okra Water is so easy to make.
3 okra fingers
1 glass of water.
In the evening, cut off the stalk from the okra.
Make several cuts along the okra.
Place them in a glass of cool (not chilled) water, cover and leave on your kitchen counter overnight.
The next morning, remove the okras from the water.
Drink first thing in the morning before you eat breakfast.
Due to all the health benefits of okra, you do not have to have diabetes before drinking Okra Water. For best results, prepare fresh Okra Water every night and drink first thing in the morning. Drink till raised sugar levels come under control.