Most of us love bhindi or ladyfinger or okra as a dish. We like it with our dal and rice or with paranthas and rotis but have you ever imagined consuming its water? We can only imagine chopped pieces mixed with some onion and other masalas but what is surprising is that bhindi water is actually excellent for weight loss, treating sore throats and diabetes among other health benefits. It is also used for skin brightening!

Diabetes

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The amazing bhindi has alpha-glucosidase enzymes which are extremely helpful and not to miss the gum in it which has insoluble fiber. These elements help in preventing the release of sugar in our blood. It is a perfect diabetes-fighting drink as it inhibits carbohydrate metabolising enzymes. These enzymes slow down the digestive system and therefore delay the process of sugar absorption. 

Cancer Prevention

Okra water is a rich source of folic acid, which is said to be helpful in cancer prevention.

Healthy Liver

Detox your liver with bhindi water. The slimy substance that you see in okra in fact combines with bile acids and cholestrol. This helps in flushing out the toxins from the body. You can also reduce your cholesterol levels with okra water and this method is also used in many weight loss programs. However, it is best to consult your dietician first.

Brain Power

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The presence of potassium in lady finger water is very important for the smooth functioning of the brain. Potassium's role is to control prevent strokes, high blood pressure, and to strengthen our bones.

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Digestion

Bhindi's slimmy goods have insoluble fiber, and this is very helpful in the smooth movement through the gut. It helps in easing constipation.

Immunity

The vitamin C rich vegetable is said to be excellent in boosting our immunity. And immunity is definitely important these days. 

Skin Elasticity

Vitamin C in okra is said to help in the production of collagen and it is said to help ensure the health of our skin to an extent. Ir creates a protective layer, guarding us against germs. 

How To Prepare Okra Water

All you have to do is soak 4-5 okra pods which have been split into 2, in water, overnight. In the morning, remove the pieces and sieve the water, Gulp it down and you are set. 

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For your skin, you can use those soaked pods by mashing them and then applying on the face. Wash it off after 5 minutes and see that smoothness. 

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