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Q. Will Okra help in reducing kidney damage?

Answered by
Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 22, 2020

Hello doctor,

How does the consumption of okra promote a healthy pregnancy? How does vitamin C content in okra help to reduce respiratory illnesses like asthma? What is the relationship between okra and kidney disease? How can eating okra daily help reduce kidney damage?

How can okra help reduce the absorption of glucose in diabetics? Why is it beneficial to add okra to your diet to lower bad cholesterol levels? How does okra aid your immune system?

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Okra is a vegetable with amazing health benefits. It aids bowel movements in constipation, lowers cholesterol and reduces the risk of colorectal cancer. Research shows that this vegetable has natural anti-diabetic properties. Remember that the benefits of okra are due to its fiber and its mucilage (that unpleasant slippery inside). So if you cook the veggie in such a way that you leave the fiber and the mucilage intact you can enjoy its immense health benefits.

Chop off the ends, cut them into a few pieces and soak them in a cup of water overnight. The next day remove okra and drink the water. Naturopaths maintain that this medicine also works great for joint pains due to the viscosity of okra which aids joint movement. It is wise to consume okra like other vegetables. But okra alone cannot do miracles like getting pregnant in a woman with some gynecological problem or it cannot cure kidney stone.


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