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Health Benefits of Okra or Lady’s Finger

If I were to choose between Ampalaya or Bitter Gourd and Okra or Lady’s Finger, I surely choose Ampalaya. Though it tastes bitter, as its name implies, but cooking or preparing it in a proper way, could prevent it from tasting bitter. Unlike Okra, whatever way you cook it, it is always slimy. That is the very reason why many do not prefer Okra and so I am.

 Steamed Okra (Ladies Finger) with Ginamos (Salted Fermented Fish Fry)
However, knowing the health benefits of Okra or Lady’s Finger, I’d probably force myself to grab two or three pieces of it.

  • Lady’s Fingers are good source of probiotics, the Good Bacteria. Probiotics, basically, help synthesis B vitamins in the digestive tract.
  • They are excellent laxatives, hence, prevents constipation.
  • Helps in healing ulcers and acid reflux.
  • Helps prevents colon and rectal problems and cancers.
  • Helps control and reduce cholesterol in the body.

So now, are you decided yet to include Okra in your diet? Try Steamed Okra (Lady’s Finger).