One of the vegetables that is most frequently consumed in Ghana is okra, sometimes known as lady’s finger. Okra soup is highly valued in the southern part of the nation, and the majority of its consumption is used to make this dish. This vegetable is very healthy for the body because it is rich in fiber and antioxidants. Evidence does, however, point to the possibility that people who have had certain medical conditions may be more vulnerable to any adverse effects that okra consumption may have. Do not eat simply because others are eating; instead, it is important to thoroughly research every meal you intend to eat because the body reacts differently to different types of food. The next post will go over four distinct health problems that eating okra may have a negative impact on, according Medicinenet.
1. Joint pain
Okra develops a slimy feel when it is cooked. This vegetable contains solanine, which has been linked to potential harm, according to study. People with joint problems like arthritis have been proven to experience pain and inflammation when this substance is present in their bodies. Okra has an undeniably delightful flavor, but anyone who have joint issues should stay away from it.
Some people are more likely to experience allergic reactions after eating okra. If, after consuming okra, you have symptoms like wheezing, itching, or congestion in the nasal passages, you may have an allergy to okra. You should therefore cut back on your okra intake as a result.
3. Stones in the kidneys.
The buildup of calcium, oxalate, and uric acid in the kidneys results in these substances becoming hard and crystallizing, which leads to the development of kidney stones. Okra is thought to contain a substantial amount of the mineral oxalate, which contributes to kidney stone formation. Please be aware that consuming foods high in oxalate can raise the chance of developing kidney stones, according to study that was published on Medicinenet.
4. Clotting of blood.
Okra contains a high vitamin K level, which has been demonstrated to help with blood clotting. Studies have nevertheless revealed that consuming this vegetable while also using medications to thin the blood may have negative consequences on the body. As a result, you should first explore the prospect of eating okra with your doctor if you are already taking any drugs.