Lady Fingers: It is called okra in English; it has been given the name ladyfinger due to its shape like human finger. It is full of nutrients; its outer covering is full of fiber, sticky material inside it acts as natural lubricant and bulk laxative in intestine, prevents extra absorption of water, makes stools soft, and traps toxins. It has got with anti diabetic effects; high fiber content in it holds extra sugar within intestine and controls blood sugar levels. It also controls blood cholesterol levels and prevents deposition of fats in blood vessels and in heart vasculature.
Ladyfinger is also good to control acidity and ulcers. It forms smooth covering on stomach mucosa and prevents acids to cause acidity and ulceration in stomach and intestines. Its seeds are good store of vitamins and minerals.
Many anti-inflammatory substances are present in it, which are useful in inflammatory conditions like asthma; it decreases the intensity of wheezing and respiratory difficulty in asthma. It also contains anticancer agents. It is very good for hairs and nails because of vitamin content, one special property is that some substances present in it are also good for relieving mood disorders like anxiety and depression.
Too much cooking destroys the beneficial nutrients, because it is already soft, mild stir-frying or steaming is best way to cook it.
In this page, we are going to discuss about ladyfingers benefits, advantages, and diet in Urdu and Roman Hindi for the people of Pakistan and India.