Bhindi, has other names like lady finger and okra. Yes, it offers several health benefits. Okay, what's okra water?
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Cut 3-4 lady fingers and soak them in a glass of water for a night and drink the water after waking up in the morning. Does it prevent diabetes, cholesterol issues and kidney issues? Just try it out!
What does it contain? Well, okra contains fibre, zinc, calcium, riboflavin, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin B6, A, Thiamin, magnesium and many other nutrients.
Whether you use it in your dishes, cook it, boil it, fry it or eat it raw- you will still get its nutrients. But try the okra water as many sources say that it can prevent kidney issues, diabetes, cholesterol issues and even asthma. Also, it is good for immunity.
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Now, let us discuss what else okra can do for your health.
The fibre content of lady finger is good for the gastro-intestinal tract. It can prevent gas, bloating and constipation.
Okra promotes healthy bacteria in your intestines. It also contains some amount of vitamin C which boosts your immunity.
When you eat bhindi either raw or in cooked form, your body will obtain its fibre which can control blood sugar.
Bhindi contains vitamin A, lutein, xanthine and also beta carotene. It is good for your eye sight too.
Okra is also good for losing weight as it contains very less calories. Also, it doesn't contain saturated fat or cholesterol.
Okra can also enable your body to excrete toxins and excess cholesterol. If you hate bhindi, try bhindi soaked water.
Many people in ancient India used bhindi to prevent IBS and heal ulcers. Yes, it can also be used like a laxative.