Okra has long been used as an alternative treatment for diabetes.
A 2011 study found that it can lower blood sugar and normalize your lipid profile.
Okra extract can also help with kidney damage caused by diabetes.
It is proven to reduce Uric acid and urine protein.
And can even protect your body from liver disease.
Thanks to its antioxidant properties.
Another study shows Okra seeds and leaves are natural anti-depressants.
Scientists found that its flavonoid and phenol content makes it just as effective as the anti-depressant imipramine.
On top of that it can fight cancer.
The lectin found in Okra can kill 72% of breast cancer cells.
Okras are an accessible way to get fiber and valuable nutrients.
As long as you can get over its slimy texture, you can reap all the benefits it has to offer.