There have been a lot of questions on social media following a picture of Nigerian female artist Tiwa Savage drinking okra water.

“Why is she sipping okra water? Whats the benefits of it?”, asks netzens

Okra water which is made by soaking okra pods in water overnight and then consuming the water, is believed to offer several health benefits.

Here are some of the benefits of soaked okra water:

1 Okra water contains nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, which can contribute to overall health.

2 Okra water helps in digestive system as it has the soluble fiber which helps to support digestive health and alleviate constipation.

3 Okra water also helps in blood sugar control, some studies suggest that okra may have a positive effect on blood sugar levels due to its potential role in reducing the absorption of sugar in the digestive tract.

4 Okra is low in calories and may help lower bad cholesterol levels, which can be beneficial for heart health.

5 Antioxidant properties: Okra contains antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.

However, among the above stated benefits, okra water is also believed to boost immune system and fight inflammation.

Meanwhile it has been noted that a lot of women are drinking okra water as there is a perception saying the juice increases libido and prevents dryness in the vagina. With the increased lubrication, there is less friction, less pain, and more pleasure for a woman during sex.

It’s important to note that while these potential benefits are often cited anecdotally, more research is needed to establish their effectiveness.

If you’re considering incorporating okra water into your diet for health reasons, it’s a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized guidance.

Source: Ben’s Natural Health & Wion News

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