Functions and taboos of okra how to eat more nutritious
Sihaiwang: okra is a popular vegetable on the table in recent years. It is small and fresh in appearance, soft in taste and sweet in taste. Because of its high freshness and high nutritional value, it is very popular among people.
Okra, also known as Croton and eggplant, is a species native to Africa. It looks like green pepper on the outside. It's sticky and greasy juice inside. It's sweet and tender. It's popular among the people with its unique flavor.
Okra is rich in carotene, vitamin C, a variety of B vitamins, as well as potassium, calcium, magnesium and other nutrients, but many green vegetables have these elements, which does not mean that it can play a magical role. So far, there is no record about the medicinal use of Okra in the literature, and there is no scientific basis for reducing the three highs, preventing cancer and invigorating the Yang.
Okra is rich in trace elements. It can be used as a vegetable, but don't believe that the same food can achieve some magical effect.
Okra is a newly popular vegetable in recent years. The appearance of okra is full of small burrs that are hard to peel off. When you bite it, it will flow out sticky juice, which makes it difficult for many people to taste it. What's more, the okra and coriander, fennel, broken ear root and other vegetables are listed in one of the five most unsavory vegetables by Chinese netizens.
But Americans call okra the plant Viagra, and Japanese call it green ginseng. What's the magic of okra? Is okra a delicious angel in the vegetable world, or a terrible devil? Many people say that eating okra can reduce blood sugar, is that reasonable?
First of all, let's see what nutrients are abundant in okra. The dietary fiber content of okra is 4.4g/100g, compared with 1.4g/100g celery, which is higher than that of eggplant, pumpkin, winter melon and other common vegetables. The high content of dietary fiber can reduce the increase of postprandial blood glucose, decrease the insulin level or improve the insulin sensitivity.
The unique mucus of okra contains mucin and water-soluble pectin, which can promote gastrointestinal peristalsis and inhibit the absorption of cholesterol and sugar. But on the whole, insulin is the most powerful substance found now. Okra is neither insulin nor evidence that it can stimulate the pancreas to secrete more insulin, so it is impossible to specifically treat diabetes.
However, okra is a good vegetable for diabetes patients because of its low calorie and no obvious effect of raising blood sugar. But if you stop taking medicine directly and want to cure diabetes just by eating okra, it's a big mistake.
In addition, because okra contains calcium oxalate, people with kidney stones and high uric acid are not recommended to eat, while people with deficiency of spleen and stomach and frequent diarrhea are not suitable to eat this kind of cold food for a long time. At the same time, because there are some small fluff on the surface of okra, eating it raw will damage the stomach and intestines. It is not recommended to eat it raw.
Okra is a kind of cold vegetable with sexual taste. People with gastrointestinal deficiency, poor function and frequent diarrhea should not eat more. They should not eat during pregnancy.