Know your Vegetables and Fruits Ladies Fingers Family: Malvaceae Scientific name: Abelmoschus esculentus. Common name: Ladies Fingers Health benefits These are among the very low calorie vegetables. They provide just 30 calories per 100 g besides containing no saturated fats or cholesterol. Nonetheless, they are rich sources of dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins; often recommended by nutritionists in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs. These are one of the rich sources ofmucilage substance that help in smooth peristalsis of digested food through the gut and ease constipation condition. These compose healthy amounts ofvitamin A, and flavonoid anti-oxidants such asbeta-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. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural vegetables and fruits rich in flavonoids helps to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers. Good source of folates; provide about 22% of RDA per 100 g. Consumption of foods rich in folates, especially during the pre-conception period helps decrease the incidence of neural tube defects in the offspring. These are also an excellent source of anti-oxidant vitamin, vitamin-C, providing about 36% of daily-recommended levels. Research suggests that consumption of foods rich in vitamin-C helps human body develop immunity against infectious agents, reduce episodes of cold and cough and protect it from harmful free radicals. They are rich in B-complex group of vitamins like niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid. These also contain good amounts of vitamin K. Vitamin K is a co-factor for blood clotting enzymes and is required for strengthening of bones. These are also good source of many important minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese and magnesium. With regards Prof Dr M V Subramanyam

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It is effective in diabetes as rich in fibers & good source of vitamins. nice post dr.

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Thanks for the post sir.... In swastha vritta its important to understand the Ahar Dravya.... For selecting Pathya And Apathya suggest after treatment of any disease....

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nice. i always advice in constipation/ ani fissure / hemorrhoids.

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Very nice and useful, informative.

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good information sir

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thanks for the informative post, doctor

You are most welcome madam Congratulations madam.
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Very nice description. .on ladies fingers. ..

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Thanks a lot for this informative post...*This is a great kitchen remedy for diabetes...

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thank u for informative post

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