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Eating healthy 5 facts you need to know about 'Okro'

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Okro scientifically called Abelmoschus esculentus is handpicked and prepared in different ways to compliment the traditional diets of many cultures.

It  is widely believed to possess an abundance of health benefits listed below:

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1. Promotes weight loss

Okro is low on calories and are often recommended by nutritionists in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs.


2. Prevents Constipation

The pods are one of the rich sources of mucilage substance. It contains lots of dietary fiber and acts as a natural laxative which can help you to naturally get rid of constipation.

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3. For healthy skin and good eye sight

 It is one of the vegetables with highest levels of these anti-oxidants. Okro pod is rich in vitamin A and other antioxidants which together help preserve good vision and keep your skin fresh and healthy. Okra has been connected to cataract prevention and is praised for preventing spots and pimples.


4. Contains essential vitamins

It’s a good source of minerals, including iron, calcium, magnesium. It contains vitamin K, which is important for bone health and plays a major role in blood clotting.

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5. Manages Diabetes

It can help stabilize blood sugar levels by slowing its absorption from the intestines.

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