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秋葵（Okra, 學名: Abelmoschusesculentus）又名六角豆（Bhindi）、黃秋葵、黃 蜀葵、羊角豆 。有植物偉哥之稱，也是糖尿病的克星。上個月，在一個電視節目中 我獲悉一種糖尿病的治療方法。由于我是個糖尿病患者，我嘗試了而它非常有效， 我的血糖現在已得到了控制。實際上我已經減少了我的藥量。
拿兩條六角豆并切除頭尾兩端部分，再沿長身中間界一小刀，然后將這兩條六角豆 放入一杯清水﹝室溫﹞中，蓋好并在室溫下放置過夜。清晨，在早餐前從水中取出 丟掉兩條六角豆并飲用此水。每日堅持如此。在兩個星期內，你將看到血糖降低的 驚人效果。
我的妹妹已擺脫了她的糖尿病。她已注射了多年胰島素，但當每天早上服用六角豆 并持續數月后，她已停用了胰島素，而每天堅持服用六角豆。她每晚將六角豆切碎， 加入水中并在第二天早晨將它喝光。嘗試一下，即使并沒有對你起多大作用也不會 帶來任何傷害，但由于多數案例是慢性作用的，在看到效果之前你需要堅持服用數 月。
糖尿病的病人似有日漸增多的趨勢，除了中、西醫的藥物治療之外，應該注意飲食 療法，可以使病情緩解同時可以防止病情的惡化，一般在臨床上常被推薦的食療有 :山藥及秋葵。今將秋葵的相關資訊介紹如下供大家參考:
秋葵黏黏的汁液里，含有水溶性纖維果膠、半乳聚糖，以及阿拉伯樹膠，這三 種成分都屬于水溶性膳食纖維，除了可以降血壓、幫助消化，對預防大腸癌也有幫 助。
以100公克秋葵為例，鈣含量就有80到100毫克，跟等重的鮮奶不相上下。不同 的是，秋葵對鈣的吸收利用率可達五到六成，比牛奶來得好，對素食人口、發育中 的小朋友，或是喝牛奶會拉肚子的人來說，是很好的鈣質來源。
它的屬性偏寒涼，脾胃虛寒、容易腹瀉或排軟便的人，最好不要多吃。秋葵屬 寒性食品，陰虛體質者不宜過量；腸胃功能較差者，過食可能造成腹瀉。 秋葵極易 受到擦傷，擦傷后很快就會變黑，挑選或儲存時，都要單個取放，不要擠壓。放冰 箱前最好用保鮮袋裝好，并盡量讓它平排躺置。
服用秋葵可以使糖尿病的癥狀減輕，血糖可以得到控制 用方法:拿兩條六角豆并切除頭尾兩端部分，再沿長身中間界一小刀，然后將這兩條 六角豆放入一杯清水﹝室溫﹞中，蓋好并在室溫下放置過夜。清晨，在早餐前從水 中取出丟掉兩條六角豆并飲用此水。另外的服用方法即每晚上將兩條六角豆切碎， 并加入開水中(約一碗水)并在第二天早晨將它喝光，每日堅持如此一般兩個星期后 既可看到血糖降低的效果，有糖尿病的病人不妨一試。 如果服用秋葵而會造成腹瀉者，可以改服用山藥。如血糖很高者須同時配合中西藥 的服用效果才會在穩定中進步。
專家提醒天然復合酵素可以治療糖尿病： 糖尿病是由于胰島素分泌失調或胰臟發炎致使胰島素分泌減少，引起對糖分代謝障 礙的一種疾病，其結果是無法代謝的糖分隨尿液排出體外，而不能儲存體內備用， 所以病人隨時補充糖分營養，但又不能過量，否則會增加病情，是極為折磨的一種 病癥。糖尿病本身并不可怕。但是由于對糖分及各種營養代謝的障礙，使體內長期 欠缺葡萄糖（單醣類）及養分，以致體內器官如肝臟、腎臟、心臟，慢慢衰竭而死， 這才是可怕。
這種慢性疾病，是我國十大疾病死因之一，尤其現在食物豐富的社會，罹患糖尿病， 治愈的機會就很渺茫了，因為目前一般醫師治療的方法，是采用注射胰島素的治標 方法而已，只能使病人暫時解除痛苦，不但不能根本治療，且會使病情日漸加重， 如果改為酵素治療，則將使患者重獲生機，因為酵素的奧妙能有效地調整胰島素正 常的分泌，這才是根本的治療方法。但是在治療的過程中一定要有耐心，必須要堅 持到完全治愈為止，因為治療慢性疾病，必須假以時日，否則半途而廢，必前功盡 棄。
Okra known in many English-speaking countries as ladies' fingers, bhindi, bamia, or gumbo, is a flowering plant in the mallow family. I've discovered and been doing a lot of research with the vegetable okra helping to maintain and even lower blood glucose. We are supposed to cut the bottoms off 2 okra "fingers," slit down the middle and let soak in room temperature water overnight. Drinking the water in the morning (30 min prior to eating/drinking) supposed to help with glucose not being absorbed. Apparently it's the fiber in the "slime" the vegetable puts into the water. Has anyone else heard of this or tried it? My BG is very well under control and know that I should discuss this with my doctor and not substitute this finding with my current medication.. But am very very curious..
My close friend, Toots, had problems with his blood sugar. He's diabetic. But one day he excitedly announced to us his recent find--okra could help normalize blood sugar levels dramatically. And he swore he was benefiting from it himself. He told us how--which I'll share with your later.
Okra can be seen everywhere. Both in the US and in Deeper Asia, it is called Okra. Some call it Ladies' Finger or Gumbo. It is said to have originated from Southeast Asia. Some say from Ethiopia or West Africa. Here in Deeper Asia, it is commonly seen in wet markets and some grocery stores. We love it grilled or mixed with other veggies in meat or fish soups. It's been traditionally seen as a good source of fibers, but that was before my friend discovered its medicinal use.
The okra treatment my friend discovered uses raw okra. Well, when cooked, okra can give us the following nutrition benefits: Protein, niacin, riboflavin, phosphorus, zinc, copper,potassium, Vitamins A, B6, C, and K, thiamine, magnesium, folate, calcium, and manganese. In addition, some studies say it is proven to be helpful in normalizing cholesterol and blood sugar levels, healing asthma due to the special Vitamin C in it (which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory), removing atherosclerosis, and healing some cancers. If you're worried about eye cataracts or acne and pimples, try okra--eat lots of it. But this still was not Toots' wonder discovery. He read somewhere that raw okra is more powerful than boiled or steamed okra. The secret was to get two fresh and nice looking okra pieces, wash thoroughly, nip both ends, pierce with a fork on two sides, and soak in clean water in a glass overnight.
That's it? That's it. Well, of course, you drink the water with the okra sap in the morning, and you do that religiously everyday. And that's what Toots did after a month or so. Then he checked his blood sugar and it dramatically stayed on normal levels. Amazing. He's been sharing the good news to friends since.
Now, be careful not to fall into the trap. Most people who discover wonderful all-natural secrets like this abuse the blessing and make it a license to eat forbidden food. Just because the okra trick does wonders to your blood sugar, doesn't mean you can eat sweets and sugars all you want. All-natural plant or herbal treatments should be accompanied with a proper and disciplined diet.
And you should never tire doing it daily. Some folks, after getting good results, become carefree and eat forbidden food again and often forget about the okra ritual. Thus, the blood sugar acts up again, and they conclude that the remedy isn't quite effective after all. All roads to healing require constancy, patience, and discipline.
What If You're on Medication?
Folks ask, "What if I'm on medication for diabetes? Is the okra sap safe for me?" Well, okra is pure vegetable. It's not a synthetic medicine. Ask your doctor if eating okra is good for you. If it is, then I don't see how its sap can harm you in any way. If you like, ask your doc about the sap, too. My guess is, he's going to give you a silly grin. "A what?" Overall, it's good to have okra regularly in your diet. I often eat it boiled or steamed. I mix it with other souped viands. I find it specially appetizing when eating fish or chicken.
There is a bit of truth to this claim in the sense that okra (also known as lady's finger, bendi, and gombo) does possess some anti-diabetic properties, namely that the viscosity of okra's carbohydrates helps to slow the uptake of sugar into the blood by reducing the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, thereby reducing the glycemic load of glucose in the blood that can disrupt the body's ability to properly process the sugars (and that in some cases can lead to the onset of diabetes)
Soluble fiber, found in porridge oats, okra, strawberries and aubergines among other foods, forms a kind of gel inside the bowels. This slows down the absorption of food from the gut, evening out the peaks in blood glucose that occur after meals. Soluble fiber also draws in bile acids that contribute to raised cholesterol, allowing the body to pass the acids out of the system rather than reabsorbing them into the blood. Soluble fiber therefore offers the double potential benefits of lowering cholesterol and possibly reducing progression to diabetes. What this means is that the consumption of okra can "help even out roller coaster blood sugar levels" and may contribute to preventing the onset of diabetes or ameleriorating symptoms in those who are already diabetic. But even claiming that much for okra is somewhat speculative, and it does not mean that regularly drinking okra water will "cure" diabetes or make diabetes "go away," nor that okra is a proven viable substitute for insulin injections. As noted in the 2012 textbook Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes:
There is anecdotal evidence for the amelioration of diabetes by dietary consumption of okra but what are lacking are controlled clinical trials. There are constituents of okra such as polyphenolic molucules that provide encouragement for such studies in the future. Claims of "miracle cures" always need to be taken with many grains of salt. If the way to make diabetes "go away" were truly as simple as drinking a glass of okra water every day, this would be a fact that doctors would advocate and every diabetic would know it wouldn't be an obscure "Did you know?" type of trivia item promulgated via social media. Read more at Snopes.com