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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Amazing Health Benefits of Okra


Okra is a sort of vegetable which is popular in the Philippines. In some regions, they call it "lady finger or gumbo"okra is one of the basic ingredients in some Filipino recipes, for example, sinigang (stew), kare-kare, pinakbet and bulanglang.

Okra has a texture like saliva, for some, its so  disgusting to eat, however most Filipinos think that it is delightful and extremely nutritious.

For some couple who have been married for years but still don't have babies, okra is being recommended by elders and sometimes even doctors too. The thick and sticky texture of okra is believed to be the best aid for men with low sperm count. According to some people who have proven that okra is a natural remedy for low sperm count, they have been prescribed to eat 7 okras a day and after doing the exact procedure, they eventually made their wives pregnant.

I can't assure what exploratory studies could legitimize this story however,  there's nothing wrong in trying aside from the fact that okra can give our body so much health benefits. Notwithstanding, I don't force any individual who has the same sperm issue to do this technique. Counseling a specialist is always the best and effective venture to cure any diseases.

Amazing Health Benefits of Okra:
  • Good source of iron -for every 100 grams. of okra is equivalent to 0.06 mg of iron that neutralizes the flow of life giving oxygen to human blood cells. It likewise helps prevent iron deficiency anemia, cough, anemia chronic disease and anemia during pregnancy.
  • Vitamin C - for every 100 grams of okra, it contains 23 mg of Vitamin C which is the most popular of all supplements. It helps build strong teeth, healthy skin and hair and strengthens the immune system.
  • Calcium.- ·100 grams of okra is equivalent to 82 mg of Calcium. Calcium is known to be the best nutrients which our body needs to build healthy bones to prevent osteoporosis. 
  • Thiamine  - okra also has thiamine which helps our body produce enough energy to endure various daily activities.
  • Riboflavin - okra has a high content of riboflavin, a water soluble  vitamin which also helps in producing energy for the body.
Okra as natural remedy:
  • Cure to ulcer and other stomach pains - recent scientific discoveries propose that okra soup could be a perfect natural remedy for stomach ulcer, it is likewise associated to ease labour pain for mothers during childbirth. In a scientific research conducted by the team of Swiss and German analysts discovered that the properties of okra can fight and prevent the bacteria called "Helicobacter Pylori" a powerful bacteria that sticks  to the linings and walls of our stomach that can cause stomach ulcer and if neglected will lead to stomach cancer.
  • Anti H-Pylori adhesion - as mentioned above, this type of bacteria can be removed inside the stomach by regular eating okra. The sticky and thick texture of okra serves as the lubricant to remove these bacteria adhesion in the stomach wall.
  • Anti-oxidant - In 2010 and 2011 the "Nourishment Journal" and the "African Journal of Biotechnology" published the result of their scientific studies that okra has a higher concentration antioxidant. A very powerful internal cleanser to remove all kinds of toxins we stored inside our body from the food we eat, pollution, smoking drinking and living unhealthy lifestyle.
  • Reversible male reproductive effects - as stated above, okra is considered as a natural remedy for men facing problem with their fertility by treating the involuntary discharge of semen. It is likewise said to help in producing more sperm count.
  • Nutritional healing in diabetes and hypoglycemic - there are also studies proven that okra can help in treating diabetes. The carbohydrates that okra possesses helps in decreasing the rate of sugar up-rate into the blood.
Okra is indeed one of the few herbs that has the amazing health benefits. However, another group of analysts conducted a study entitled "Evaluation of The Deleterious Effects of Aqueous Fruit Extract of Abelmoschus Esculentus (Okro Fruit) on Some Male Reproductive Parameters in Sprague Dawley Rats” published in “Journal of Phytology 2009”. The study suggests that the methanol extract of okra revelatory decreased the mean weight of testes; this is backed by the histological studies which demonstrated testicular decay. There was huge decrease in the weight of the prostate gland. In spite of the fact that the result is not conclusive however, it may influence male infertility.

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