Saturday, December 10, 2011

Okra Health Benefits

okra health benefits
Okra is a vegetable-shaped fruit that can be processed into a variety of delicious food and okra health benefits.
Okra (Abelmoschus Esculentus) including plant genus of the family Malvaceae Hibiscus plant has a nickname of Lady's Finger for fruit shape is long and tapered at the edges., Like the graceful tapering fingers of a beautiful woman.
Historically, plant okra originated in Africa and brought to America for about three centuries ago by African slaves. Today okra plants are well known in various countries in Asia, Europe, and Australia. Even the okra-based dish is very popular in Sri Lanka, Japan, Filipinos, Saudi Arabia and Europe. Known for its okra  health benefits.


Okra seed health benefits. On okra seed oil content can reach 40%. Okra seed oil rich in unsaturated fatty acids such as oleic acid and linoleic acid.
Okra fruit is high in protein, which is 3.9% and 2.05% fat. Energy in 100 grams of okra fruit 40 kcal. Minerals in the fruit of okra is potassium (6.68%) and phosphorus (0.77%).
Okra including green vegetables are rich in dietary fibrous parts of fruit. In addition to fibrous parts of fruit, okra also contain glutathione. Fibrous parts of fruit are very important for the body because it can prevent constipation, obesity, hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), diabetes, and colon cancer.

AS okra antioxidant and anticancer

The green color in vegetables, including okra, due to the pigment chlorophyll. Chlorophyll has a million benefits because they are anti-inflammatory, ant mutagenic, anticancer, and antioxidant. Some ant mutagenic and anticancer, chlorophyll can prevent liver cancer and colon cancer.

As antioxidants, chlorophyll can prevent oxidation of bad cholesterol by free radicals, resulting in the formation of plaque in blood vessels (atherosclerosis) can be prevented.
Chlorophyll can also heal wounds without swelling. Once the okra health benefits to us if consumed.


1. Prepare a fruit Okra (if too small can use 2 pieces Okra). The Okra finely chopped or cut into pieces, as  pictured below.
3. Soak in a glass of drinking water, covered and left overnight.
4. Drink in the morning before breakfast or on an empty stomach.
5. Do it every day for 2-3 months.

Note :
1. Okra water marinade would like mucus (egg white), use a coarse filter tofilter the water bath.
2. Soak the pulp you can back with a glass of drinking water and bath watercan you drink in the afternoon.
3. Water bath (mucus Okra) has no smell and no taste whatsoever.
4. Okra taste like cucumber and can be Eaten as a salad if you like it.
5. Please check your sugar levels every morning as long as you drink waterOkra is to determine whether to bring benefits to you or not.

When consumed regularly then the effect of okra health benefits are very good.