Okra, Sweet Potato, Carrots Helps Pregnant Women for a Healthy Child

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Okra and Sweet Potato with a little intake of dark-colored Carrots are a boon to a pregnant woman for brain and spinal cord development also helps to Lower Blood Sugar Level in the two types of diabetes and Cholesterol Level and belly fat. The name Okra is used in almost all English Speaking countries. The biological name for Okra, Abelmoschus esculentus, has a high nutritive value.

When okra is cooked it produces a sticky or mucilaginous substance which contains soluble fibers, required for maintaining a good health. Drinking “okra water” is a trendy method of using okra. This gives excellent results for the relief of diabetes symptoms.

The drink is made by immersing okra slices in water and soaking them overnight. Before slicing proper washing of okra to remove the pesticides sprayed on them is very important.  The most valuable nutrients in the skin and seed pods will be dissolved in the water and taking this water in empty stomach will do wonders for diabetic or cholesterol patients. 

Okra contains Vitamin A, Thiamin(Vitamin B1), Riboflavin(Vitamin B2), Niacin(Vitamin B3), Folate(Vitamin B9), Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K and also minerals such as Calcium, Iron,  Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Zinc and soluble fibers for a balanced diet.

Okra is a rich source of folate and folic acid.  It helps to prevent the risk of birth defect in newborn.  It is highly recommended starting from the 4th week of pregnancy as it helps in neural tube development The neural tube is the embryonic structure that gradually develops into the brain, spinal cord, nerves and ganglia in the brain. Calcium and phosphorous helps in good bone formation.  They also help the pregnant woman to prevent constipation.  It helps in type 1 and type 2, and gestational diabetes that develops during pregnancy and vanishes after pregnancy.  In Africa, safe delivery is ensured with the use of Okra.

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, good for eyes.  Sweet Potato contains a high content of soluble fiber reduces blood sugar spikes(sugar level after eating) aids in digestion.  First few months needs this vitamin A rich food in addition to fresh slices of dark-colored carrot rich in Vitamin A and beta-carotene.  Later months of pregnancy will be focused on eating enough to keep your baby at a healthy weight.

Okra, Sweet Potato, Carrots Helps Pregnant Women for a Healthy Child

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