Okra, also known as "lady's finger", or "bamia" is one of the popular nutritious vegetables of North-East African origin. Okra is well-known in the UK, the Philippines and the US. In most English-speaking countries it is referred to as ‘Ladies’ fingers.’
Okra covers potassium, vitamin B, vitamin C, folic acid, and calcium. It’s low in calories and has a high dietary fiber content.
Regarding the research on okra for diabetes is still in early stages. We do know that according to one study, okra water enhanced the blood sugar levels of pregnant rats that had gestational diabetes. Roasted okra seeds, which have long been used in Turkey to treat diabetes, have also been studied and proven to have a positive effect on lowering blood sugar.
Its positive aspects range from reducing asthma symptoms, boosting immunity, reducing bad cholesterol, healing kidney problems to managing diabetes. Okra also improves glucose related absorption in the tummy.