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Categories Of People Who Should Reduce Their Consumption Of Okra

Okra, often referred to as lady’s finger, is a member of the Malvaceae family of plants. The green pods that are produced by this plant, which is endemic to warm and tropical locations, are where the plant’s significance rests. Okra is a delicious and versatile vegetable that is used in a wide range of cuisines around the world. It is packed with essential nutrients. It is an abundant source of nutrients such as soluble fiber, mucilage, and folates in particular.

Okra is an excellent source of a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, including, but not limited to, vitamins A and C, the B-complex vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B-6, and a host of other vitamins and minerals. Okra has sufficient amounts of a variety of minerals, including magnesium, calcium, iron, and manganese, among others.

Due to the high levels of fiber and antioxidants that it contains, okra is nutritious in the same way that many other types of vegetables are. On the other hand, over consumption of okra has been linked to a number of unpleasant side effects.

According to MedicalNewsToday and Medicinenet, this article is going to shed light on categories of people who should reduce their consumption of okra

1. Those who suffer from kidney stones

Because calcium oxalate is the predominant crystalline form of this mineral found in the body, the high oxalate content of okra is one of the contributing factors that leads to the production of kidney stones. Those who already have kidney stones and consume foods high in oxalate may have an increased risk of acquiring further kidney stones in the future.

2. People who have diabetes 

According to a number of studies, okra may inhibit the absorption of the drug metformin, which is prescribed for the treatment of diabetes. This may cause metformin to be less effective. Consumption of okra is linked to an increased risk of kidney stones in people with type II diabetes. This is likely due to the fact that people with type II diabetes typically have more acidic urine.

3. Those who suffer from arthritis

Due to the presence of the toxic chemical solanine, eating okra may make the inflammatory pain and discomfort associated with joint problems, such as arthritis, even worse. This is because okra contains this chemical.

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