Okra (also known as gumbo), is a tall-growing, warm-season, annual vegetable from the same family as hollyhock, rose of Sharon and hibiscus. The immature pods are used for soups, canning and stews or as a fried or boiled vegetable. The hibiscus look like flowers and upright plant (3 to 6 feet or more in height) has ornamental value for backyard gardens.
Okra's flavor and texture are unique. Its taste falls somewhere between that of eggplant and asparagus, and, not surprisingly, it marries well with other vegetables, particularly tomatoes, peppers, and corn.
Okra is a powerhouse of valuable nutrients. Nearly half of which is soluble fiber in the form of gums and pectins. Soluble fiber helps to lower serum cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease. The other half is insoluble fiber which helps to keep the intestinal tract healthy decreasing the risk of some forms of cancer, especially colorectal cancer. Nearly 10% of the recommended levels of vitamin B6 and folic acid are also present in a half cup of cooked okra.
Okra extract powder can activate the central nervous men and male bed activity. For prostatitis, male function is weak, yin and yang, endocrine disorders and other symptoms. It is called “plant Viaegra” in America.
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This vegetable is an excellent laxative treats irritable bowels, heals ulcers and sooths the gastrointestinal track. Okra is completely non-toxic, non-habit forming, has no side effects, is full of nutrients, and is economically within reach of most unlike the over the counter pills. Okra binds excess cholesterol and toxins (in bile acids). These, if not evacuated, will cause numerous health problems.
This a natural cure for many health problems – it is regular vegetable with great nutrients and has a natural healing power. As for heart with clogged arteries eat at least half onion a day, it clears blockages and smooth blood flow which helps avoid heart attacks. Onions and Okra eat them both very effective - And be blessed with a healthy life.
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