Okra is this amazing superfood that’s good for you in every way, shape or form. It is often served battered and fried and it absolutely has incredibly numerous health benefits when prepared properly.
A less commonly known fact about okra is that this veggie treats diabetes.
Managing Blood Sugar Levels
There was a recent study published in the Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences which stated that diabetic rats were fed okra and their blood sugar levels dropped significantly.
Preparing Okra Water For Diabetes Treatment
Although right now there is only limited evidence of okra water being used to treat diabetes in humans, okra remains one of the healthiest vegetables, so there’s no reason why you can’t give it a try yourself. Some people even swear that for them okra water helped push off the development of type 2 diabetes – because they started taking it early, and help individuals maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Keeping yourself hydrated at all times is super important, so how about you just improve the water you’re drinking by making it okra water?
Preparing okra water is an incredibly easy process and we’ll give you the steps of it:
- Wash 4 or 5 medium-sized okra pods.
- Clip both ends off the pods, then split the pods in half
- Place the pods in a large glass container and fill it up with water.
- Soak the pods overnight
- Squeeze the pods in the water to release any leftover goodness.
- Throw the pods away and drink the water.
As simple as that and reap the benefits.