Health Benefits of Okra (Lady Finger)

Okra is very much popular due to its unique shape and texture. Many people don’t like this vegetable due to its internal gelatinous substance. However, if cooked properly, it is top of all the vegetables. Besides its delicious taste, it has tons of health benefits which you might not be aware of. Here are the health benefits of this amazing vegetable.

Low in calorie

Okra is a low calorie vegetable. Therefore, it is a best volume food with few calories. It is ideal vegetable for weight loss.

Heart healthy

Okra is very healthy for heart as it is very low in fat along with various health benefits.

Healthy Stomach

The fiber found in okra helps to maintain health of intestinal track. The okra fiber absorbs the water ensuring bulk in stool which helps to prevent and improve constipation.

Diabetes Control

Okra is a rich in fiber, which is beneficial for helping control blood glucose levels.

Vitamin C

Okra is a good source of vitamin C. vitamin C protects against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

Loaded with nutrients

Eating okra provides your body various nutrients as it is a good source of Protein, minerals, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Vitamins B complex, Folate and Calcium.


Eating okra is much recommended for pregnant woman, as it is rich in folic acid which is essential in the neural tube formation of the fetus during 4-12 weeks of gestation period in the mother’s womb.

Women’s health

Okra is a home remedy for white vaginal discharge in women. It is called Leucorrhea. It happens due to unhealthy eating and living habits. The toxins in the food are in such high quantities that the lungs and bowels are unable to get rid of them. The body flushes these toxins with the white discharge. To get rid of this condition, boil 100 gram slit okra into 500 gram water for 10 to 15 minutes. Drink 4 tbsp twice a day atleast for a month.

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