According to Centers For Disease Control and Prevention Diabetes has skyrocketed in 20 years. It's the 6th most common killer of men
. Not to bring you bad news. If you look closer, someone is your family has diabetes or is pre-diabetic. High cholesterol is always associated with diabetes. Find out how incorporating this delicious recipe in your diet can be a game changer for both diabetics and people with high cholesterol. If you are diabetic or have a high cholesterol, please remove the shrimp. Bon Apetite...!!!!
Nigerian Igbos are known to eat a lot of Okra. Okra can also be found in gumbo, a popular Creole dish. Okra is said to contain Potassium, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Folic Acid and Calcium. Okra also boasts of high dietary fiber. Okra is helpful in reducing blood sugar levels and therefore very beneficial for diabetics according to this study
which found that blood sugar levels of rats decreased after drinking okra water.
The Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention found that diabetes is in an all time high. Okra is a good source of fiber which is known not only to make you fuller but also known to improve insulin spikes and better glycemic control.
American Heart Association
has found that people with diabetes are known to have high levels of cholesterol.
Okra is also known to reduce cholesterol levels
because it contains phytosterols
. According to Cleveland Clinic, phytosterols are naturally occurring compounds found in plants that mimic the same structure as cholesterols and so compete with cholesterols in the digestive system for absorption thus reducing the amount to cholesterol in the blood system.
It is imperative then to replace high fatty foods which tend to contain high cholesterols with vegetables such as okra so long as they are not cooked in lard or butter.
This delicious Moringa Okra Soup is a great way to incorporate Okra in your diet and begin to get all the amazing benefits of Okra.
4.5 cups of diced okra (11/2 cup of okra contains 2 g of fiber)
1 bell pepper
1 cup mushrooms
1/2 cups onions
1 cup diced spinach
1 cup turkey broth (you can use water)
1 cup shrimp (optional)
1 tsp. coconut oil
1/2 tsp. of salt,
1 tsp. of black pepper
1 tsp of red pepper (optional if too spicy)
1 tsp of powdered turmeric (or fresh)
1 tsp of fresh ginger (or powdered)
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except the broth and oringaa
powder. In a large pot, add coconut oil. Stir-fry the mixture for about 5 mins. Add broth turn off heat and close pot. The heat will finish the cooking as you do not want to overcook the ingredients. The raw the better and the more you preserve all the yummy vitamins, minerals and nutrients contained in the food. At every serving, add 1 teaspoon of oringaa
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