Lady’s finger is a vegetable common in some Asian countries. It is generally longish, slim, light green in color, but slightly bent, and has a tapering end. It is possible that this name was given as it resembled the finger of a woman (lady). This vegetable is also called Okra in the USA.
This vegetable has small roundish soft seeds, and is an excellent source of fiber, aiding in smoother evacuation of stools.
Okra’s high levels of vitamin A, B vitamins (B1, B2, B6), and vitamin C, and traces of zinc and calcium, make it an ideal vegetable to eat during pregnancy. Okra also serves as a supplement for fiber and folic acid. This helps prevent birth defects like spina bifida and can even stop constipation during pregnancy.
Furthermore, following are the steps to prepare okra water for controlling Diabetes:
- Take two pods and cut off their ends.
- Sticky liquid will ooze out once you slit the pod. Do not wash it.
- Take a glass full of water and drop these pods into it at night and cover with a dish.
- In the morning, take out the pods and drink the water in the glass.
You have to prepare this water daily and drink daily in the morning to control your raised blood sugar level. It is important to note that okra water helps cure diabetes much better than cooked okras. It is fine to add okra to your curries and soups, but take raw okra soaked in water for faster recovery from raised blood sugar levels.