This Green Dot Rated super heart healthy green veggie recipe is a great balance of healthy carbohydrates, protein, fat and dietary fiber. One serving (1 cup cooked) will meet about 100% of MyPlate daily vegetable intake on a 2000 kcal diet. This recipe is an excellent source of dietary fiber ( 8 gram (29% Daily Value (DV) per serving). Nearly half of the fiber in okra is soluble fiber, which is known to reduce cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart disease. This recipe is also an excellent source of Manganese (85% of Daily Value (DV) ) and Vitamin C (60% DV), Magnesium (32% of DV) and great source of Calcium (15% of DV). Manganese and Vitamin C are very powerful antioxidants that can prevent our bodies from many diseases by lowering the risk of oxidation damages. Manganese also plays an important role in regulating blood sugars. Adequate dietary magnesium and calcium may help stabilizing blood pressure and improve heart health.
In addition, Polyphenols (antioxidant compounds) found in Okra may also help improve heart health by lowering the risk of oxidative damage and blood clot. Unlike other fruits and vegetables Okra is also uniquely a good source of protein.
Recipe Profile: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free, Heart healthy, Fits into Mediterranean and DASH diet plan
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