We are going to present you one amazing plant that contains many nutrients. It has North-East African origin and you are going to love it.

Its name is okra and many people know it as gumbo, bamia, lady’s fingers, ochro or bhendi. It grows in subtropical, tropical and warm regions throughout the world.

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It contains almost no calories. In 100 grams of okra pods there are only 30 calories. They contain a lot of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. They are recommended for many weight loss and cholesterol controlling programs.

It is very healthy since it contains a lot of fiber, vitamin C and folic acid. It also contains many antioxidants, calcium, potassium, vitamin A and antioxidants including xanthin, beta-carotene and lutein.

All of them protect us from oral cavity and lung cancer. They also protect our vision, skin and our mucus membranes.

It has approximately 36% of the daily recommended vitamin C dosage.

It has only 30 calories, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 21 mg. of vitamin C, 2 gr. of protein. 7.6 gr. of carbohydrates, 0.1 gr. of fat, 60 mg. of magnesium and 80 micrograms of folic acid. You can prepare this amazing plant in different ways – boiled, fried or stewed.

These are some of its benefits:

– Boost your immune system
– Good for diabetics
– Can reduce cholesterol
– Prevent kidney diseases
– Relieves asthma symptoms
– Reduces the glucose absorbed from food

You will need:

• 2 fresh okras
• 1 glass of water


The recipe is very easy. You need to cut the tails and heads of the okras. In a glass of water add 2 to 3 pieces of okra and leave them overnight. The next morning, drink the water, 30 minutes before you eat.