A study indicates that an isolated okra lectin has caused cell suicide in breast cancer cells.

 

 Okra: the health benefits of this plant are wonderful

 This is the richness of okra which is called "the perfect vegetable for the villagers".

 The usefulness of okra has made it popular all over the world.  It is full of many valuable nutrients that are beneficial for the human body.

 It is known that it is native to North-East Africa, the okra pods constitute healthy amounts of vitamin A and flavonoid antioxidants such as beta-carotene, xanthine and lutein;  It is one of the vegetables richest in antioxidants.

 However, it is important to keep in mind that vitamin A is essential for keeping the mucous membrane and skin healthy.

 Either way, studies have shown that okra and other natural fruits and vegetables, rich in flavonoids, help protect against lung and oral cancer.

 Research has also shown that the eugenol in okra helps fight diabetes.  And the fiber present also helps stabilize blood sugar levels by delaying the absorption of sugar from the intestines.

 These are some of the wonderful health benefits of okra

 1. Improves heart health

 Studies have shown that okra helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease because of the soluble fiber it contains, which naturally lowers cholesterol.

 It is also known that the nail plant is loaded with pectin, which has been shown to reduce high blood cholesterol by altering the creation of bile in the intestine.

 2. Kill breast cancer cells

 Breast cancer is quickly becoming one of the most deadly diseases threatening the lives of women around the world.  In fact, one in eight women is thought to be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime.

 However, one study indicates that an isolated okra lectin has caused cell suicide in breast cancer cells.  The end result of the study showed that cancer growth was inhibited by 63%.

 3. Okra helps prevent liver disease

 The liver is one of the most important organs in the human body.  With the help of vitamin K, it produces important proteins in blood clotting.  It also helps break down old or damaged blood cells;  One of the many reasons why it is called the body's main detox organ.

 However, okra ensures that the liver, which is very important for the human body, is protected against disease.  As one study shows, chemically induced liver disease in rats has been effectively countered with okra.

 The study also goes further by stating that prior administration of okra extract helps verify the effects of harmful free radicals that cause liver disease.

 4. Okra helps improve eyesight

 Studies have shown that the vitamin A and beta carotene found in okra are essential nutrients for maintaining good eyesight.

 In addition to the aforementioned health benefits, vitamin A and beta carotene are known to help prevent eye diseases such as cataracts.  Vitamin A also helps protect against age-related eye disorders.

 5. Okra is a rich source of calcium

 Okra has been shown to provide abundant calcium and magnesium;  and by doing so, it helps prevent calcium and magnesium deficiencies.