Sometime ago, a friend of mine called asking me where she could get one foreign exotic vegetable like that. I asked her what she wanted it for so badly, she told me she saw it on the net, it would make her lose weight!
Now, I certainly am not against searching for this “exotica”, but come on.. I believe we have our own indigenous fruits and vegetables that would help us lose weight naturally too, at ridiculously cheap prices.
So today we will look at OKRO.
This green beauty with originates from our very own AFRICA boasts of impressive benefits regarding weight loss and health in general.
1. It contains soluble fiber which helps to reduce and regulate blood cholesterol. It also adds bulk to food making you less hungry for a longer time.
2. It’s “draw draw” qualities make it a natural laxative which helps move waste from the intestines with ease. It reduces constipation and improves digestion.
3. It also regulates blood sugar and improves diabetic conditions.
4. It is very lowww in calories. It contains less than 50kcal for a cup cooked. You don’t have to worry about weight gain though you should consider the amount of fufu or eba you are downing it with.
5. Very very good source of protein, calcium and vitamins.
All these benefits for a pocket friendly price. So what are you waiting for?