Okra is a low-calorie vegetable that contains high levels of vitamins C, A, and B6; folate; calcium; iron; and magnesium. It’s also high in hydrophilic (soluble) fiber. “Hydrophilic fiber steadies blood sugar, diminishes cravings, helps to keep you full, maintains digestive health, and reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol,” says Gilbert. Oh, and its slimy consistency can easily be hidden in stews, soups and stir-fries.
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