Do you know lady’s finger? It is a very useful vegetable and inexpensive medicine as it is available practically round the year in India. Read the benefit of lady’s finger in our health below :
BENEFITS OF LADIES FINGER
The superior fiber found in Ladies Finger helps to stabilize blood sugar by curbing the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the intestinal tract.
Ladies Finger helps lubricate the large intestines due to its bulk laxative qualities.
The Ladies Finger fiber absorbs water and ensures bulk in stools. This helps prevent and improve constipation. Unlike harsh wheat bran, which can irritate or injure the intestinal tract, Ladies Finger’s mucilage soothes, and Ladies Finger facilitates elimination more comfortably by its slippery characteristic.
Ladies Finger binds excess cholesterol and toxins (in bile acids). These, if not evacuated, will cause numerous health problems. Ladies Finger also assures easy passage out of waste from the body. Ladies Finger is completely non-toxic, non-habit forming, has no adverse side effects, is full of nutrients, and is economically within reach of most unlike the OTC drugs.
Ladies Finger is good for summer heat treatment. Ladies Finger is a supreme vegetable for those feeling weak, exhausted, and suffering from depression.
Ladies Finger fiber is excellent for feeding the good bacteria (probiotics). This contributes to the health of the intestinal tract. These are similar to the ones proliferate by the yoghurt in the small intestine and helps biosynthesis of Vitamin B complex.
Ladies Finger is used for healing ulcers and to keep joints limber. It helps to neutralize acids, being very alkaline, and provides a temporary protective coating for the digestive tract.
To retain most of Ladies Finger’s nutrients and self-digesting enzymes, it should be cooked as little as possible, e.g. with low heat or lightly steamed.
Some Nutritional Facts of Lady Fingers:
Okra Nutrition (half-cup cooked Lady Finger) contains:
Calories : 25
Dietary Fiber : 2 grams
Protein : 1.5 grams
Carbohydrates : 5.8 grams
Vitamin A : 460 IU
Vitamin C : 13 mg
Folic acid : 36.5 micrograms
Calcium : 50 mg
Iron : 0.4 mg
Potassium : 256 mg
Magnesium : 46 mg
Reference : Southdreamz