Okra is a powerhouse of nutrition. High in vitamin C and a superior source of fiber that slows the rate at which sugar is absorbed in the intestinal tract making this a great "diabetes preventative" food. Okra also has properties associated with lowering cholesterol, preventing kidney disease and alleviating asthma symptoms. When sauteed with bacon, and garlic this tasty dish will be one you make as a side, or main course often!
Most of us are deficient in fiber and nutrients that come from vegetables. This side dish is simple and loaded with vitamins, fiber, flavor and should be part of a healthy diet. Use fresh or frozen and add in spices or herbs to change it up. Whatever you do, be sure to have this on hand to stay in optimal shape and with stellar health!