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Lady's finger or okra is one of the most popular and common veggies found in the kitchen. A nutritional powerhouse, okra (also known as bhindi) comes with a lot of medicinal properties, vitamins, minerals, and other essentials. You can add this nutrient-dense vegetable in your menu by adding it to the stews, making okra sabzi and even in the form of pickle. Okra can aid in weight loss, control blood sugar level and is good for your heart.
Okra is rich in vitamins, potassium, sodium, minerals, calcium, magnesium, manganese and zinc and can help you to improve your overall well-being. Here, we unearth the many health benefits of beautiful bhindi.
Lowers your cholesterol levels
Lady's finger has a high fibre content which will help you to manage your cholesterol levels, thus improving your heart health. Furthermore, it also promotes digestion and can facilitate proper bowel movements.
Can treat asthma
Yes! You have heard it right! Your favourite sabzi contains vitamin C is good for your respiratory health and can elevate asthma symptoms.
Helps you to build immunity
Okra is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C which can help you to strengthen your immunity by keeping allergies and infections at bay.
It can be a boon during pregnancy
Vitamin A, B vitamins (B1, B2, B6), and vitamin C, and traces of zinc and calcium present in okra can help to treat constipation in pregnant women.
Bhindi can enhance your vision
It contains beta-carotene and vitamin C which can help you to improve your eyesight.
Can help you to maintain a good bone health
In the blood-clotting process, Vitamin K is a co-factor and can strengthen the bones.
Good for your skin
Consume okra which contains vitamin C and can help you to look young and radiant.
Try this amazing soup
You sip on tomato, sweet corn, manchow and palak soup on regular basis. But, you can try a variety of other soups as well. Okra can be a good option here. Gita Ramesh, Jt. Managing Director, Kairali Ayurvedic Group, has dished out a yummy soup for you. Opt for it to stay healthy and hearty.
12 lady's finger (okara, bhindi), pat-dried, chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup French beans, washed, chopped
1 cup carrot, washed, chopped
1/2 onions, washed, chopped
2"piece ginger, chopped
1 garlic clove
Salt to taste
1 tbsp black peppercorns, crushed
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