Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc
Medically reviewed by Dr.Ruden Cakoni, MD, Endocrinologist
Okra Health Benefits For Diabetics
: TAKE 2 FRESH OAKRA CUT THEIR HEADS AND TAILS,PUT 3-4 CUTS AND DIP THEM IN A GLASS OF WATER AT NIGHT TIME.
DRINK THAT WATER 1/2 HOUR BEFORE BREAKFAST.IT WILL
CONTROL YOUR SUGAR LEVEL.ANSWER
: Hi ,
It is good for you that you have found Okra. This herb is really effective in patients with diabetes, because it can reduce the amount of glucose absorbed by the food through your gastrointestinal tract. As a consequence, it will reduce the amount of glucose in your blood, keeping it under control. Other important thing is that you are preparing okra in the right way. The only thing, which you have to avoid, is to fry them, because the heat destroys the molecule of the active substance. USDA National Nutrient data base for Okra:
Another point I want to emphasize is to combine the use of Okra with a healthy diabetic diet and keeping exercised.
Running for about an hour a day, will help you to burn the excessive amount of glucose in your blood.
In addition, the diet, along with the consumption of Okra, will minimize the amount of glucose acquired per day and your body will not suffer from elevated blood glucose level again.
Keep in mind that diabetes is a progressive disease and it is possible to start using drugs at some point, due to irreversible changes in your organism.
Because of this, I will advise you to check your blood glucose level regularly and to refer to your doctor, if severe changes in your results are observed.
Besides the Okra, there are herbs, which you can start using, including Gymnema Sylvestre, Cinnamon and Bitter Melon. These herbs, along with Okra will provide you better control of your blood glucose level.
The other thing is that they are at the form of capsules, so it would be easier for you to take them.
Hope it helped!
USDA National Nutrient data base.
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Last updated 01/02/2019