Diabetes Remedy with Okra

Fikri Hilmi
By Fikri Hilmi February 20, 2017 02:31

Diabetes Remedy with Okra

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  • Can okra treat diabetes which can lower sugar reading? Let's see in detail how to treat diabetes with okra.

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Can okra treat diabetes which can lower sugar reading? Let’s see in detail how to treat diabetes with okra. Beans or okra is has the botanical name Abelmoschus esculentus. If eaten okra will produce mucus, which have high nutrition. Okra very easily grown in tropical climates like Malaysia.

Why okra is good for our health?

This is due to the content of okra itself:

i. Have low calories. Imagine there are 30 calories per 100gm without the cholesterol and saturated fat.

ii. Help control the level of sugar in our body

iii. There are nutrients such as Vitamin A, B6, C and K. Okra contains high magnesium  also which is good for digestion.

1. Okra has a low Glycemic Index

People with diabetes are advised by doctors to eat foods that are low glycemic index . The glycemic index is a measure for making food to digest faster into glucose in the blood. The glycemic index of the okra was low at 30!It is encouraged to become an important food menu for diabetics.

2. Okra is a good soluble fiber

Foods high in soluble fiber plays an important role in the digestion of carbohydrates. Okra will help slow down the digestive process and the impact will be less carbohydrates in the blood.So blood sugar readings are coming down but at the same time not trembling from hunger.

3. Preventing kidney

Mostly kidneys will be damaged when diabetes reaches 2. The content of water in okra helps treat kidney.

4. Okra helps in digestion

Okra is very good indeed for digestion due to high fiber and magnesium contain in it.

5. The high antioxidant

If we practice consistently high food antioxidant, it can help avoid cancer, heart disease and aging. Okra contains high sources of antioxidants such as quercetin, catechin, epicatechin, procyanidin and routine. Research and scientific evidence conducted on mice using okra seeds and skins. Blood glucose reading less and less.


How to eat okra for diabetics:

** Take 2 pieces of okra and cut / break the tip (usually  before buying okra, we will break the tip to makesure it soft and young). Will feel mucus keluar.Jangan washing.

But first make sure washed okra before cut it to pieces.

** Soak in a glass of water and cover overnight.

** Get up early to drink water that soaked with okra.

Practice every morning to drink consistently to lower the sugar readings.


The study was published in the journal Pharmaceutical and Allied Sciences, 2011.

Fikri Hilmi
By Fikri Hilmi February 20, 2017 02:31
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