Top Health & Weight Loss Benefits Of Lady’s Finger Or Bhindi
Lady’s finger, also called okra in the US is our very own bhindi (in Hindi). It is a green veggie packed with goodness. It has a lot of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Its health benefits are not only restricted internal health, it is good for the skin and hair too. It has mind blowing benefits to offer!
Here is why you should be eating ladies’ finger on a regular basis:
Help prevent diabetes
The fibre content and mucilage in lady’s fingers control the absorption of sugar in the small intestine and help regulate levels of blood sugar. This prevents diabetes. Mucilage happens to be the glue like substance that gives a kind of sliminess to ladies’ fingers.
Help in digestion
Lady’s fingers are also very good for digestion due to their fibre content and mucilage. The movement of food through the gut is also is eased and it helps in reabsorbing water. This excess water helps in preventing constipation, gas and bloating in the digestive tract.
Help bowel movement
Lady’s finger improves bowel movements as they have laxative properties. They also help in soothing irritable bowels and heals peptic ulcers. They trap toxins and excess bile that is in the digestive tract and throws it out of the body before they can get absorbed by the blood stream.
Help in improving skin health
With regular bowel movements, the condition of the skin gets improved. You will suffer less from acne, psoriasis and other ailments of the skin. Vitamin content in ladies’ fingers helps in preventing pigmentation and early aging of the skin.
Want to make your hair smooth and bouncy? No need to spend a fortune in the parlour. You simply can use ladies’ finger. How? Just boil a few of them in water till you see the mucilage. Apply this mucilage on your scalp and hair after shampooing. Rinse it off with water. It just doesn’t moisturize the scalp but also prevents itchiness, dryness and dandruff. Isn’t it a pocket friendly and easy way to get gorgeous hair?
Help in weight loss
I know you were waiting for this! Ladies’ fingers have loads of nutrition and are low in calories at the same time. They fall in the category of the lowest calorie veggies and have no saturated fats in them. This makes them a perfect addition to the diet of a weight watcher. If you eat ladies’ finger everyday you can ward off obesity.
Help in reducing cholesterol
They do not contain any cholesterol, they help in lowering cholesterol in the body by trapping it in the disgestive tract and preventing it from being absorbed. This lowers the chances of heart disease.
Have antioxidants in them
Ladies’ fingers are loaded with antioxidants that protect the body from free radical damage and cell mutation that may lead to cancer. The antioxidants also boost immunity.
Good for vision
Ladies’ fingers contain lots vitamin A and flavonoids that are known to improve vision and prevent diseases of the eye like cataract and glaucoma.
Help in strengthening bones
Bhindi or ladies’ finger have high content of vitamin K and folate ( atype of vitamin B). Both vitamin K and folate are known to improve bone health. They strengthen the bones by increasing their density and prevent osteoporosis.
Helpful during pregnancy
Ladies’ fingers have folate content in it and this nutrient is particularly good during pregnancy. Folate intake has been linked to lesser incidence of neural tube defects in babies.
Help prevent anaemia
Ladies’ fingers have a high iron content that boost production of red blood cells in your body and prevents anaemia.
Now do you know why ladies’ fingers are good for you?
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