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THE POWER OF LADY FINGERS

 

THE POWER OF LADY FINGERS

GROWING OKRA IN THE FRONT YARD

I’M SO EXCITED NOW THAT THE CITY OF TALLAHASSEE AND THE FLORIDA STATE GOVERNMENT HAS MADE IT LEGAL TO GROW FOOD IN YOUR FRONT YARD. I LOVE ANY COMMONSENSE IMPLEMENTATIONS THAT MAKE LIFE EASIER. IT’S A GOOD THING TO BECAUSE I ASSUMED IT WAS PERFECTLY LEGAL AND OK, AS THIS IS MY SECOND YEAR GROWING FOOD IN THE FRONT YARD. “ANYWHO”, I WANTED TO TELL YOU ABOUT ANOTHER ONE OF NATURE’S WONDERS. THERE IS A VEGETABLE WITH PROPERTIES THAT CAN DO SOME MIRACULOUS THINGS FOR YOUR HEALTH. I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE POWER OF LADY FINGERS  

I HATED IT, THE SLIMINESS

MY GRANDMOTHER WOULD COOK WHAT WE IN THE SOUTH CALL OKRA. AS A CHILD, I HATED IT, THE SLIMINESS AND THE FACT THAT IT WAS A VEGETABLE. STUBBORN AND DETERMINED I WOULD HAVE TO SIT AT THE TABLE UNTIL I ATE IT ALL, WHILE THE OTHER KIDS, PLAYED OUTSIDE. HAD I KNOWN THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW?  OKRA OR LADY FINGERS IS A PLANT THAT IS SAID TO HAVE ORIGINATED IN ETHIOPIA MILLENNIA AGO. IT WAS A HARVEST CROP FOR THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS AS  WELL. THE LADY’S FINGER IS APART OF THE MALLOW LINE. MALLOW IS A WORD DERIVED FROM THE OLD ENGLISH DIALECT WORD “MEALWE”- A GENIUS OF PLANTS, WHICH INCLUDES COTTON & COCA AND HIBISCUS. OTHER COMMON NAMES ARE OKRA, GOMBO, GUMBO, QUINGOMBO, OKRO, OCHRO, BAMIA, BAMIE, QUIABO, ‘BHINDI,’ ‘BAMIES’. THE PLANT IS WIDESPREAD FROM THE AMERICAS TOO NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST. FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS WHAT IS NOW KNOWN AS OKRA HAS BEEN USED FOR ITS NUTRITIONAL AND MEDICINAL BENEFITS. WHAT WE COMMONLY THINK OF AS JUST ANOTHER VEGETABLE IS A POWERHOUSE.

 

LADY FINGER BLOOMS 2019
OKRA TIME

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VITAMIN C, VITAMIN K, A AND B VITAMINS, MAGNESIUM, FOLATES, CARBOHYDRATES, THIAMIN NOT TO MENTION FIBER AND PROTEIN. THE MOST IMPRESSIVE MEDICAL APPLICATION IS OKRA’S PROMISE IN THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES. IN 2011 THE JOURNAL ISRN PHARMACEUTICS DID A CONTROLLED STUDY USING MICE. THE STUDY SHOWED AND PROVED THAT OKRA CAN AID YOU IN OVERCOMING INSULIN RESISTANCE AND HELP YOU MANAGE DIABETES. ROASTED OKRA SEEDS, WHICH HAVE LONG BEEN USED IN TURKEY TO TREAT DIABETES, PROVEN CASE STUDIES HAVE SHOWN A POSITIVE EFFECT ON LOWERING BLOOD SUGAR BUT THE OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE OF ITS VALUE CAN BE FOUND IN ITS WIDESPREAD USE.

AS AN ASTHMATIC I CAN TELL YOU OF MY OWN PERSONAL USE OF OKRA TO MITIGATE MY ASTHMA SYMPTOMS. THE VITAMIN C RICH FRUITS & VEGETABLES LIKE OKRA HELPS TO CONTROL WHEEZING AND BRONCHOCONSTRICTION. I FIND THAT MY BREATHING HAS IMPROVED DRAMATICALLY AND I AM NOT TRIGGERED AS OFTEN WHEN MY VITAMIN C INTAKE IS HIGH. (ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE YOU CHANGE YOUR DIET OR TAKE ANY MEDICATION). IF YOUR CHOLESTEROL IS AN ISSUE OKRA IS THE PERFECT FOOD, LOW-FAT HIGH FIBER AND LOADED WITH ANTIOXIDANTS IT IS CONSIDERED A HEALTHY HEART FOOD.

 

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IT’S JUST GOOD FOR YOU

OKRA’S FIBER CONTENT IS A GREAT WAY TO HELP YOUR BODY REMOVE CHOLESTEROL FROM YOUR BLOODSTREAM. IN FACT, OKRAS FIBROUS STRUCTURES BIND TO BYPRODUCTS IN YOUR BLOODSTREAM.  OKRA LITERALLY AIDS YOUR BODY IN EXTRACTION OF WASTE AND IMPURITIES. THE WONDERFUL PLANT IS ALSO AN IMMUNITY BOOSTER. THOSE OF USE THAT EAT OKRA CAN DO SO WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF IT’S HIGH VITAMIN C CONTENT. IF YOU WANT TO TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE IN REDUCING THE SIGNS OF KIDNEY DAMAGE EAT OKRA DAILY. THE JINLIN MEDICAL JOURNAL PUBLISHED ITS FINDINGS IN  2005 ON THE SUBJECT, WHICH INDICATED THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OKRA IN FIGHTING THE EFFECTS OF KIDNEY DAMAGE. YOUR STOMACH IS FORTIFIED WHEN YOU CONSUME OKRA AND THE COMBINATION OF VITAMIN A AND FIBERS HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON YOUR COLON, CREATING ENHANCED FUNCTION AND PROBIOSIS. ARE YOU EXPECTING A CHILD?.

THE CONSUMPTION OF OKRA BY A PREGNANT WOMAN CAN PREVENT BIRTH DEFECTS AND PROTECT THE FETUS DUE TO ITS FOLATE AND B VITAMIN CONTENT. CREATING A HEALTHY PRENATAL ENVIRONMENT FOR THE CHILD’S GESTATION AND A GREAT POSTNATAL START IN LIFE. OKRA, ANOTHER OF THE WORLDS AMAZING COMPANION PLANTS THAT HUMANITY HAS LEARNED TO CULTIVATE. A PLANT THAT WARRANTS MORE ATTENTION THAN WE GIVE IT AND FOR MORE REASONS THAN WE CURRENTLY UNDERSTAND. IT HAS BECOME A STAPLE IN MY HOUSEHOLD. MY HOPE IS THAT THIS ARTICLE WILL INSPIRE YOU GIVE THIS PERENNIAL WONDER A TRY.

 

(REMEMBER TO CONSULT YOU CARE PROVIDER/DOCTOR  BEFORE CONSUMPTION. WARNING: METFORMIN’S EFFECTS CAN BE CHANGED WITH OKARA INTAKE- BEFORE YOU EAT OKRA PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PROVIDER IF YOU HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED METFORMIN) 

 

 

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