Benefits of ladys finger
The rich fiber and mucilaginous (slimy) content in okra pods help increase bulk, bind to toxins and ensure easy bowel movements with its natural laxative properties. The pods contain healthy amounts of vitamin A, and flavonoid anti oxidants such as beta carotene, xanthin and lutein. It is one of the vegetables with highest levels of these anti oxidants. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties and are essential for vision.Regularly eating okra also reduces the risk of colon cancer.