Hello ladies! When was the last time you had a delicious fresh ?
(or as it’s called in our climes) also known as ladies’ fingers is one vegetable you’ll want to add to your menu almost on a daily basis. Why? Because it’s a rich source of vitamins (A, B, C &K), minerals (potassium, magnesium & calcium) and fiber. It also contains compounds that have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. What does this mean when it comes to your health as a woman?
Studies have shown and suggested that okra has protective effects against
With its high fiber content; it helps to reduce bad cholesterol in the blood and the risk of , , , and .
It is a great source of folate (folic acid) which prevents a birth defect in babies (spina bifida) and also prevents miscarriage. So yes please tell your pregnant friends or those planning to be to add a healthy dose of okra!
Don’t forget that to enjoy these benefits you have to make sure you don’t overcook it! Take your pot off the source of heat and let the steam continue the cooking! Consistency is the key also – so find creative ways to keep okra in your menu.
Enjoy your weekend! Do you have creative okra recipes? Feel free to share with us in the comment section