Okra is a flowering plant that is known in many parts of the world. The scientific name of this interesting plant is Abelmoschus esculentus. It is unsure where this vegetable originated. It a plant of the tropical and warm climates that produces edible green pods. It is also believed to possess an abundance of health benefits. Here are some of it:
Okra helps women to have a healthier pregnancies. Eating okra is beneficial to pregnant women as it assists in the proper development of the fetus. Okra produces folate which develops cells for the baby and vitamin C that prevents developmental defects of a fetus.
Okra also minimizes the risk for diabetes. It normalizes the body’s blood sugar by producing fiber. Okra had been suggested to help manage blood sugar in any type of diabetes.
Okra promotes healthier digestion and better colon. The fiber in its seeds helps to clean the walls of the colon and remove toxins in bowel movements. Okra is excellent for pain and inflammation in the digestive tract.
Do you usually eat okra? If not, what other vegetables do you always eat? Tell us in the comment boxes below what benefits it bring to your body!
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