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Monday, 31 July 2017

Okro Alert For Men!

Okra, though very nutritious, can lead to infertility in men of reproductive age, Dr Ochuko Erikainure, a Senior Research Officer at the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos, has warned.



Erukainure, also a nutritionist and biochemist, gave the warning on Saturdayin an interview in Lagos.

According to him, too much consumption of okra, especially its seeds can lead to infertility in men of reproductive age.

An online publication, www.medicalhealthguide.com says Okra, known in many English-speaking countries as lady’s fingers, is a flowering plant in the mallow family.

“Okra is an annual herb that is widely cultivated for its edible green seed pods in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate climates.

“Okra is a hardy plant that can grow even with less water and in hot conditions.’’

Erukainure said that okra has a unique substance called “GOSSYPOL”.

“Gossypol inhibits sperm production and motility by blocking several enzymes that are highly important in energy metabolism in sperm and sperm producing cells.


“Okra seeds are very rich in toxic pigment called Gossypol which promote infertility in men by arresting sperm production (spermatogenesis) even at lower dose.

“Gossypol are oil soluble and natural polyphenol secreted by plants as a defence against predators,’’ he said.

The senior researcher said that in some countries, okra seeds were, however, used for natural contraceptive for men.

“Due to proapoptotic activities in okra seeds (it means killing of cells), gossypol is still under investigation as a possible anticancer agent,” he said.

The nutritionist said that in spite of its effects in men, consumption of okra could be of health benefits to the diabetes, obesity or overweight people.

“Okra is very high in dietary fibres, reduce calories intakes into the body, ability to limit nitric oxide build up in the blood and lipid (fat) and reduces the risks of cancers.

“Okra is an African vegetable that has been a staple of African and Indian cuisine for many years, and also used for medicinal purposes.

“The health benefits of okra can be attributed to its nutritional and phytochemical constituents making it a vital crop.

“One hundred grammes of okra has been reported to meet over 20 per cent of the daily values which the body needs.

“It contains a rare combination of carbohydrates, vegetables, minerals and vitamins.

“Not less than 10 different vitamins and minerals can be found in okra such as vitamin A, which is great for the skin, vitamin C and E which prevent cell damage in the body,’’ he said.

Erukainure said because “okra is high in fibre, it has positive impact on digestive system which assist with gastrointestinal difficulties.

“Including okra in our daily diet along with physical healthy exercise routine will prevent and treat diabetes, meaning that okra plant contributes to a more active lifestyle”.

Erukainure said that okra has been identified to have insulin-like activity in experimented animals.

“It is also a potent anti-diabetic source, which can be attributed to its chemical constituents,’’ he said.

 (NAN)

*sexydaddy and co,please take note!

38 comments:

Highest height said...

You know this thing is common in yoruba land that men that eats okro tend to be infertile, most of my brothers don't eat okro and I abuse them a lot that they are too superstitious (yoruba peeps can relate) let me send link to le boo that can eat okro for Africa

Anonymous said...

I know juju men don't eat Okro And also they don't eat porridge yam

So if you have a guy that does not eat these two.. Check him very well...

I never knew it brings about infertility In men though


But my @Grandfather loves Okro... Okro soup of any shade. .white Okro soup... The one you go out "Oyel " ,,the one you go out stew.. Any type

And he had 11 children... E no easy... Fertile baba





@ANONYMOUS ORUBEBE

Miss Ess said...

Men won't go near it again

Madame koinkoin a.k.a 'peace lover" said...

Lol # sexy daddy and co# him don prove say him na real man o war with him beautiful bouncing baby boy.

Bee10(mummytwins) said...

Its a known fact

Anonymous said...

No okra for awoo daddies but men that love it had twins kpa kpa. I think it is different strokes for different people but the ttc women should take note

Anonymous said...

No okra for awoo daddies but men that love it had twins kpa kpa. I think it is different strokes for different people but the ttc women should take note

Cynthia Iyede said...

No wonder my bro was telling mum to stop preparing too much of Okro soup for us cos he wants to give her grand kids. Na wa!

sandybaby said...

I donbillivit!

Bubul said...

And to think Guinean use okra as their main cooking ingredient. okra in j rice, okra in white rice, okra in all their soup . okra everywhere.

LOLO IDEATO said...

Le boo told me this and I didn't believe. He prepares okro soup at least 5times a month

LOLO IDEATO said...

Le boo told me this and I didn't believe. He use to prepare okro soup at least 5times a month

jelly said...

No wonder, my sister in-law been ttc for 6 yrs after first baby and husband best soup is okra

Bootylycious diva said...

okro my husband s favourite , he can eat okro with rice sef .Story story story

Gbogbo bigz girlz said...

My dad doesn't eat okro.
Now hubby doesn't too..
Okro with Titus fish dey hungry me joor.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmm..I refuse this research, Because my hubby is a Vegan (all his life) and eat okra like there is no tomorrow (okra in every food, steam, bake and so on).
And my children aged are very close togetherπŸ˜‰, I have to use family planning method before I become a baby factory πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜†.

wideawake naija said...

Abegi! Don't eat this don't eat that. What will we now eat? Mtchwwww!!!

SWEETIE said...

Madam say the truth,okro soup 5times a month?

Pipi Lee said...

Okro soup with periwinkle and catfish is bae! I get sick if I miss this for 3 weeks.
Okro and Yoruba stew, the only dish I eat in dreamland, just because I miss it so much and cannot resist. I kabash afterwards tho.

Anonymous said...

The word of God. Eat the word of God. And u shall never hunger

Blackberry said...

Abeegi, okra is my dad,s favourite before we were born, and we full house.

Anonymous said...

How plenty must u eat

Broda Solo said...

I wonder oh

Anonymous said...

@PIPI.. .


Ayam hungry




@ANONYMOUS ORUBEBE

Anonymous said...

My favourite soup is okro

Anonymous said...

My favourite soup is okro

SheriKoko said...

Hia. Pls shift with this research. Okra soup is my hubbys fav soup n na just one gbensh we do in my fertile period he scored like that... no time. Am going to cook Okra soup for him today self

Anonymous said...

I need to start preparing okro everyday for my husband, we already have three kids and he is still talking about having two more and I am not ready for that at all

Anonymous said...

@SWEETIE.
What do you mean by 'say the truth'? Do you know her or her le boo? Have you eaten at their house before?

How much is okra? Do you think it's the type of soup that you will spread leg and allow fire to enter your nyash and then keep in the fridge for 3 months?
They sell diced okra in the market and supermarkets.
Add your fish, meat whatever, palmoil, ugu, seasoning. O tan.
By the time you finish your shower food is ready. Cheap nutritious food for that matter.
What is the strange thing there that will require 'telling the truth?
So if she said he makes Shawamar 5 times a month, you for don convulse abi. Staphylococcus of the oral organs.
Lmaooooo poverty mentality na bastard.
Oh by the way, don't take it personal. I'm not supporting her and I don't care for both of you.

Anonymous said...

I dont believe this, my husband loves this okra soup like crazy. Am currently on family planning cos my two kids were not spaced. Am even preparing another okra soup today..

Anonymous said...

Yea mine too. My husband loves okra soup, i cant even explain and we have kids.

Uriel (Freshdew) said...

"Eat the word of God" lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Kzy Brown said...

Let them get their fact right please, the amount of gossypol in okro isn't enough to cause infertility. One has to eat okro IN VERY LARGE QUANTITIES to cause a reasonable effect of infertility in a man. Eating it once/twice a week doesn't have any effect on men... I've read about this before

sholetoga said...

Lie of the century.......Mr liar Mohammed come and see your twin brother.......WTH....

Anonymous said...

Anon 14:49
Why naaah, you don finish Sweetie nii

Dietitian Nezz! said...

Akuko n'egwu...what quantity of it causes the infertility? I have heard b4 that achi and oha leaves cause that too.What cause infertility are infections,spiritual wife and dry pocket

Jeni_zee said...

As a kabasher concern lol

Broomstick said...

It will shock these researchers when they eventually die of headache. My cousin eats okro soup EVERYDAY! Dude has three kids. Even when his wife prepares something different, he'll get home, ask what's on the menu and if it's not okro, he'll go and get his okro and make his soup. After years of trying, his wife hasn't bothered to force him anymore. Very soon, researchers will ask us not to breath cis the air is contaminated

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