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Drink One Glass of Okra/Ladyfinger Water & Get These Amazing Results on Your Body

Okra or Ladyfinger is one of the most favorite vegetables of many of us. It is not only tasty but very healthy too.

Abha Toppo

You must have eaten different types of ladyfinger cooked in various ways. But there is another way in which you can derive the countless benefits of this amazing green vegetable, which is drinking okra water! Yes, you heard it right....drinking okra water is very beneficial for your health.

If you regularly drink okra water for seven days, your body might go through some miraculous changes. Let’s explore how some of the amazing benefits of okra water in this article. But first, let’s see how to prepare okra water.

How to Drink Okra water

Take 2 fresh ladyfingers and cut the edges out. Then, cut the okra from the center and soak it in 1 cup of water. Let it stay overnight, then squeeze the okra water into a cup the next morning. Add more water to it and drink on an empty stomach.

Nutritional values found in a glass of okra water

Carbohydrate: 6 grams

Folate: 80 micrograms

Fiber: 3 grams

Protein: 2 grams

Chopped Ladyfinger
Chopped Ladyfinger

Benefits of Drinking Okra water

Below we have mentioned numerous benefits of drinking ladyfinger or okra water;

  • Controls Diabetes

It might be interesting for you to know that okra water is very beneficial for getting rid of diabetes. Drinking okra water for 1 month on an empty stomach can help you combat chronic diabetes.

  • Improves Hemoglobin Content in Blood

Many people, especially ladies, often face lower hemoglobin content in their blood. With a deficiency of hemoglobin, many health issues like anemia can happen. If you have a deficiency of hemoglobin in the blood, drink a glass of okra daily and it will increase the number of red blood cells in your body rapidly. You can witness the changes in a few days.

  • Improves Eyesight

As okra is abundant in Vitamin A, it can help you in improving your eyesight. When left overnight, okra’s elements go into the water, making it easier to absorb the vitamin. By drinking okra water for seven days regularly, you can maintain your eyesight.

  • Keeps Your Heart Healthy

Okra is rich in soluble fiber, which helps in reducing cholesterol. Consuming okra water daily can reduce the risk of heart attack to a great extent.

  • Helps Cure Respiratory Disease

It is believed that okra water also helps in improving respiratory diseases like asthma and bronchitis. Those who face difficulty in breathing must consume okra water on an empty stomach daily in the morning.

  • Helps Lose weight

If you want to reduce your weight, then okra water can be very helpful. See the difference by consuming it continuously and dedicatedly for one month.

These are some of the benefits of Okra/Ladyfinger Water, through which you can improve your overall health.

Side effects of Okra

Though okra has health benefits but eating too much of it can cause adverse effects in some people.

  • Stomach problems: Okra contains fructan, a type of carbohydrate which may increase bowel issues in people with irritable bowel syndrome.

  • Kidney stones: It also has a high amount of oxalates. Calcium oxalate is the main component that develops kidney stones. Hence foods high in oxalate can increase the risk of kidney stones.

  • Joint pain: Ladyfinger contains a toxic chemical 'solanine' that can exacerbate symptoms like pain & inflammation in people with joint disorders.

  • Blood clotting: Vitamin K is one of the reasons for blood clotting, and okra contains high vitamin K content. 
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