Benefits of Lady Finger Vegetable
Lady Finger Benefits For Skin Care And Health:
Methi Seeds, also known as Fenugreek seeds, are very beneficial for your health and beauty. It helps in fighting many diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis, respiratory disorders, cancer, etc. But did you know Methi has anti-aging properties too? It is used in the preparation of several face packs, which cleanses your skin and makes it fresh and glowing.
Take 1 tbsp methi seeds powder with little curd to make a paste. Apply all over your face and neck, then wash it off after 10 minutes with normal water. It clears all the dirt from deep inside your skin pores, leaving it squeaky clean and oil-free. For even better results, you can add few drops of lemon juice to the mixture.
Methi seeds have a cooling effect on your skin, making them suitable for summers when your skin is exposed to high temperatures that make it lose moisture quickly, causing dryness and itchiness. In a cup of water, add half tsp methi powder and soak a small cotton ball in this solution. Place the soaked cotton ball over closed eyes for 10 minutes while lying comfortably on the bed to avoid puffy eyes.
3) Face pack:
To make a face pack with fenugreek, take 3 tbsp methi seeds powder, 2 tbsp curd, and 2 tbsp gram flour. Mix everything well to make a paste and apply it on your face and neck after a shower when pores are open for maximum benefit. Let it stay on your skin for 20 minutes, then wash off with cold water.
Fenugreek has humectant properties, which help retain moisture in your skin so that you remain hydrated. Apply some fenugreek powder mixed with rose water on your face and neck using a cotton ball daily once or twice before going to bed at night.
5) Hair pack:
Take 4 tbsp methi seeds powder and add half tsp of oil (mustard, coconut, or olive). Now add drops of lemon juice and mix everything well to make a paste. Apply this paste on your scalp and massage in a circular motion for around 10 minutes. Leave it overnight and wash it off with cool water the next morning. Regular application of Methi hair pack prevents hair fall, split ends and improves their strength too.
6) Skin Lightening:
Mix fenugreek powder, curd, honey, and few saffron strands together to make a thick paste. Apply this mixture over affected areas twice daily regularly to get rid of dark spots.
Ladyfinger contains nutritions, minerals, and vitamins that are good for your health.
It’s a healthy snack to eat during midnight hunger pangs or after a heavy, greasy meal. In addition, it leaves you satiated with the least quantity of oil.
Ladyfinger is used in curries, stir-fries, upma, chutneys, and even baby food. Here I have shown one among many easy methods of preparing ladyfinger fry from the Kerala cuisine – a simple stir fry with minimal ingredients – just five! for this recipe, you can choose either tender or medium-sized ladyfingers as they turn crunchy once sauteed with the spices. You can also store them for few days if refrigerated airtight. however, I prefer to use them within a day or two from the date of purchasing.
diabetic patients can enjoy ladyfinger in moderate amounts with halwa or payasam or any other sweet dish. It does not raise blood sugar levels much.
Iron content in the vegetable helps to replenish the iron stores in our body and is especially good for pregnant women, growing children, and menstruating women.
It’s a deep-fried snack but contains the least oil compared to other snacks like bonda, veg cutlet, etc., thus makes a healthy evening snack for kids and adults alike.
Ladyfinger side Effects:
use caution if you have kidney problems as ladyfinger contains high oxalate content, which may worsen the condition by forming stones leading to complications such as renal failure . so always consult your doctor before trying.
Curry leaves and fresh ginger should always be added when cooking with ladyfinger as it helps to increase the bio-availability of oxalates present in them. Thus allowing our body to absorb more calcium from them, which helps maintain healthy bones and teeth.
Disadvantages of lady’s finger:
1. if you are on a weight loss diet or under any medication, then avoid having large quantities of ladyfinger as it contains high oxalate content, which may worsen the condition leading to complications such as renal failure.
2. always use fresh tender ladyfinger whenever possible; old ones especially stored in refrigerators, tend to form fungi and other microorganisms, thus making them unhealthy for consumption.
3. excessive intake of ladyfinger can cause flatulence, stomach ache, diarrhea, etc.
Method 1 – Kerala style stir-fried ladyfingers ingredients: maida – 3 tablespoons rice flour – 2 teaspoons turmeric powder – a pinch salt – to taste oil for frying How to make Kerala style fried ladyfingers take maida or all-purpose flour (maida) on a large plate. add the rice flour (optional), turmeric powder, and salt to it.
stir everything together with a spoon. heat oil for deep frying in a Kadai/pan. meanwhile, cut the ends of the ladyfinger with a knife or peel them off gently if they are old ones. now take around 10-12 pieces and dip them into the maida mixture, make sure that they are coated uniformly with maida on all sides. slide them gently into hot oil and fry stirring occasionally till they turn crisp and golden brown from both sides. remove and drain excess oil by keeping on an absorbent paper towel over a plate.
ladyfinger benefits for weight loss:
ladyfinger is a good source of dietary fiber, pectin, and potassium.
it’s a low-calorie vegetable that provides just 25 calories per 100 grams serving. thus it makes a healthy snack for weight watchers when eaten in moderation. the fiber content helps to satiate the appetite thus curbing unnecessary hunger pangs when on diet or weight loss programs.