The ladyfinger, or Okra as some know it, has always been a no-fuss kind of green vegetable. Basically, one which we as kids used to eat without cribbing and complaining as compared to when we were forced to eat other green veggies.
Of course, we didn’t know then what we know now. Green vegetables provide us with health benefits in abundance.
However, our focus for now is Okra. We have consumed it cooked up till now. Some have even tried it raw for health reasons, but not many would have consumed it in the form of juice.
It may sound strange and the thought of it, in all probability, is making you queasy, but that is far from denying that it has more nutritional value than its cooked form.
Unappetizing as it may sound, if you want to opt for a healthy lifestyle, Okra juice is the way to go.
Let’s have a look at the health benefits of Okra juice.
Lack of haemoglobin in the blood can result in paleness and fatigue, which are symptoms of anaemia. Containing vitamin C, magnesium and vitamin A, Okra juice will double the production of red blood cells, which helps in the treatment of anaemia.
Relieves sore throat and cough
Were you aware that Okra juice contains antibacterial and antiseptic properties? It’s true! Next time, try having a glass of Okra juice when you’re suffering from a sore throat and cough.
Many are aware of this fact and for those who don’t, Okra juice is a sure shot way to cure diabetes. It’s insulin-like qualities helps decrease blood sugar levels and controls diabetes.
Diarrhoea can cause severe dehydration, loss of necessary nutrients and minerals and is a very unpleasant condition to be in. Okra juice, therefore, acts as an antioxidant that rids you of the infection and replenishes the body.
Fights early ageing
Okra is the richest source of antioxidants and phytonutrients (vitamin C, beta-carotene, xanthin, lutein and etc), which prevents early ageing.
If you suffer from heavy bleeding and stomach cramps during menstruation, there is nothing a glass of Okra juice can’t cure.