Okro” or “Okra” is one of the common things eaten by many Africans. It is an edible seed pod used for preparing delicious dishes. Okra has a slippery feeling when rubbed on the hands. It is not only used for cooking soup, it can also be used for cooking stew.
It is a nutritious food that is eaten by many families in Nigeria. But most of us know this delicious food by its native name but not it’s English name. In today’s post you are about to know the English name of this edible seed pod and it’s health benefits.
The English name of Okra is Ladies Fingers. it contains numerous health benefits. Here are it’s health benefits:
1. It is rich in nutrients
According to healthline.com, Okra is rich in several nutrients like fiber, Magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C and other nutrients that are good for our development.
2. May lower heart disease risk
It reduces a person’s chance of suffering from heart diseases. This is because it may bind with the cholesterol in your gut, thereby reducing your cholesterol rate.
3. It may have anti cancer properties.
It is said to contain a protein called lectin that may inhibit the growth of human cancer cells in the body.
4. May decrease blood sugar
Okra may help reduce or lower your blood sugar. Researchers say that it reduces sugar absorption in the digestive tracts.
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