Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus), is one of the oldest healthy foods.
Nowadays, this small incredible plant is coming back in the menus of many cuisines.
However, a lot of people don`t speak about Okra, because most of them do not even know how it looks, what it tastes like, or what healthy benefits it possesses.
And Okra, as is also known as “Okhro”, “Bhindi”, “Ladies` fingers”, “Bamia” or “Gumbo”, has been used in the diet for centuries.
Okra is small incredible plant for our kitchen
For its extraordinary effects on the smoothness and skin tightness knew and Cleopatra.
Because of the aphrodisiac properties, this plant was the favorite dish on the Bey`s table, which is best evidenced by the famous Bey’s soup.
This perennial plant of the mallow family is growing up to a meter in height.
The fruit has an oblong ribbed shape that is easily digestible, juicy, pleasant and slightly bitter taste.
For food are used only young immature fruits, which will fall apart during cooking, freeing many small seeds, very rich in protein and fats.
If you want to have okra in your diet throughout the year, young okra needs to be dried, strung on a thread.
In addition to preservation by drying, this plant can be milled, marinated or frozen.
Okra is very rich in fiber which is important for the maintenance of our normal blood cholesterol levels, stabilizes blood sugar levels and good digestion.
It also contains many minerals and vitamins, especially group B, (most B1 and B2 and B6) which are important for maintaining a safe and healthy pregnancy.
Producing folate, it`s preventing the occurrence of birth defects and helps the fetus to grow and develop normally.
Okra is very rich in vitamin C which helps in preventing diabetes, and relieves symptoms when the disease is present.
It is effective in the case of asthma and other respiratory problems.
Vitamin C of okra also rejuvenates the skin, promotes the growth and regeneration of its tissues, thus improving the production of collagen.
It also rich in polysaccharides that have a stimulating effect on our bloodstream and body, and therefore, help to better brain power, and memory and cognitive abilities.
The okra is also rich in a variety of antioxidants.
It`s particularly important “rutin” because it contributes to the stiffness of the small blood vessels, as well as quercetin that keeps the airways, it helps the elimination of mucus.
Official investigations have confirmed that regular use of okra decreases the risk of kidney disease (caused by diabetes).
Since it is too rich in dietary fiber, promotes colon health, and the entire gastrointestinal tract.
It also contains an important vitamin A which contributes to the preservation of the healthy mucous membrane of the body, as well as their normal functioning.
One Small Facemask Gift For You
From okra, it can be made a remarkable facial mask.
A handful of these plants (the amount set alone) boil in water until they become soft.
Then mash them, allow the mixture to cool so you can put on the face.
After five minutes you can rinse your face with water.
Well informed people claim that the effect of this facemask is visible immediately.
At home, you can make and use health benefits of Okra water.
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