12 Little Known Facts About Okra (We Were Shocked by #8!)

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4. It’s Waistline Friendly

Okra is very low in calories, with a mere 30 calories per 100 grams! However, since this food is full of fiber, it can definitely fill you up without filling you out! Okra has absolutely no cholesterol or saturated fat either. Add more okra to your meals to help support your weight loss efforts or to maintain a healthy weight!

 

5. Rich in Important Antioxidants

These little green pods contain more healthy antioxidants than you can shake a stick at! You can’t lose with antioxidants like xanthine, lutein, and beta-carotene for healthy eye sight and beautiful skin. Studies have linked a diet high in these types of antioxidants with the prevention of cataracts.

 

6. Supports the Immune System

This little vegetable is loaded with vitamin C, which is vital for the support of a healthy immune system. Okra has even been linked to the prevention of viruses like the common cold and influenza. Vitamin C is also a natural anti-inflammatory, so it can reduce coughs, the symptoms of asthma, and arthritis pain.

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