If you or someone close to you is suffering from diabetes then you surely wonder if there are any natural medicines that will help to defeat this disease. And the answer is that there are and even the modern medicine is beginning to appreciate the beneficial effects of this plants that are easily available. Okra is one of those plants and especially the Okra water is great in the fight against diabetes.
“SUPER-FOOD”-is the other name of this plant because of its amazing properties. Now we will explain why Okra water may be the best natural remedy against diabetes.
This tall vegetable originated in Ethiopia is also commonly called “ladyfingers”, succeeded in finding its way to USA, where people have been using it for preparing meals for quite some time.
It is proven that can help in improving some health conditions due to its impact on blood sugar level. It is also widely used in cancer prevention.
Shells can be fried and used in preparing healthy soups, can be boiled and served within meals, but the Okra water can be also used because of its highly beneficial properties. The most positive thing about these pods is that they are low in calories but rich in nutrients with no side-effects, and they do not contain cholesterol or saturated fats.
Studies of Okra and its Effects on Diabetes
Some studies have shown that Okra reduces blood sugar levels instantly in some group of mice while in other reduces the blood sugar level gradually.
Speaking about people, a great number who suffer from diabetes have noticed that their blood sugar level decreases after consuming okra water which is prepared in very simple way-put okra in a glass of water and leave it overnight and in the morning drink the beverage.
If you want to include Okra in your daily diet use Okra leaves for preparing juice. But we should mention that Okra water is the most effective. The reason lies in the Okra’s leaves because their fibers slow –down the glucose absorption from the intestines.
Some Other Health Benefits of Okra
Many health experts believe that despite being beneficial against diabetes, Okra can help in preventing cancer as well as some other conditions. It is rich in fibers, vitamins ,minerals and antioxidants.
Among other things, people that use this water say that it prevents constipation and relieves its symptoms.
We already mentioned that it can prevent cancer especially colon cancer. Can help with depression and boost your energy if you consume it in the morning. It reduces inflammations so it can alleviate sore throat symptoms, ulcers, IBS and lung inflammation.