Okra or lady’s finger has rich Dietary fibre (9 % ), folate , pyridoxine , thiamine, Vit C, Vit A, Vit K , copper, calcium , potassium , iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc and phosphorus.
Lady’s finger has many Health benefits because of its rich fibre and the following are its major advantages.
Heart disease :
Okra or lady’s finger contains soluble fibre pectin. Pectin helps in lowering bad cholesterol and prevents atherosclerosis by helping in elimination of deposited cholesterol and clots.
Prevents colon cancer and other cancers also:
Lady’s finger contains high amount of insoluble dietary fibres which helps in cleaning out the whole digestive system especially the intestinal tract thus it plays a great role in preventing from the colon cancer. It also reduces the risk of occurrence of other type of cancers in the body.
Benefits of Lady’s Finger for Diabetes:
It contains a special substance called eugenol which helps in fighting with the diabetes and its complicated symptoms.
It delays the sugar absorption in the intestine as because of Its high level dietary fibres.
Benefits of Lady’s Finger for Digestive System
Soluble fibres found in lady’ finger makes stool soft and painless while passing.
It improves the bowel movements.
It improves the number of beneficial bacteria in the intestine.
Its mucilaginous content develops safety coat to the digestive tract thus protects from the stomach ulcer.
It contains very low calorie and low sodium
It makes stomach feel full for longer period of time thus helps in weight loss.
It enhances blood circulation to the scalp which speeds up hair growth and removes the problem of dandruff, dryness, hair loss and hair fall.
It prevents skin from the acne, black spots, psoriasis and other skin problems.
It provides younger look to the skin by preventing from the skin pigmentation and repairing damages caused due to sun rays.
As it contains good amount of iron and folates which enhances the production of haemoglobin which is very good for skin health.
It enhances blood circulation to the whole body which provides glow, shine and natural pinkness to the skin.
Benefits of Lady’s Finger during Pregnancy
High amount of folates availability in it provides healthy environment for the foetus growth and development during pregnancy.
It improves the foetal brain development, proper neural tube formation and other developments during first trimester of the pregnancy.
It prevents pregnant women from the iron deficiency anaemia during pregnancy by managing haemoglobin level.
It fulfils all the loss of vitamins and minerals if eaten regularly and helps women in getting pregnant or conceives a baby.
Benefits of Lady’s Finger for Men
Lady’s finger helps in improving the sexual health among men if eaten regularly as it is the rich source of vitamins, antioxidants and zinc.
Lady’s finger helps in treating the erectile problems and enhancing the sexual stamina among men by fulfilling the zinc deficiency.
Taking 1 tsf powder of lady’s finger root with a glass of milk in the night helps in treating impotence among men and infertility.
Benefits of Lady’s Finger for Women
lady’s finger is also great vegetable maintaining female sexual health. It is beneficial for the women suffering from excessive bleedings during periods or endometriosis.
Dip some lady’s finger pieces in a glass of water for whole night and drink early morning with empty stomach provides relief from cystitis, leucorrhoea and etc.