Manage Endometriosis Symptoms with Okra


Okra is a vegetable that has a finger-like shape. This vegetable is a source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Okra has a fibrous outer, and inside it, there are edible seeds. It has a sticky juice, and you can cook it in several ways. In this article, let prepare an okra dish (Bamia) with organic meat beneficial for women with endometriosis.

Manage Endometriosis Symptoms with Okra

Meal type: main meal – lunch.

Servings: 3 people.

Cooking time: 35 minutes.

Total preparation time: 40 minutes.


  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic.
  • 1 cup hot water.
  • 4 large tomatoes, peeled.
  • 500 grams green okra.
  • ¼ cup olive oil.
  • Salt, to taste.
  • ¼ kilo fresh organic meat, cut into the size of okra.
  • Cumin to taste.
  • 2 medium onions.
  • Additional crushed garlic to taste (optional).
  • 1 cup chopped coriander (optional).


  1. Firstly, put the meat in a saucepan and stir until you extract the water from it.
  2. Add olive oil until the meat has a reddish-pink color.
  3. Pour a cup of hot water, and leave it on low heat until a little before being cooked.
  4. Then, add the chopped onion and garlic and saute a little.
  5. Put the mashed and peeled tomatoes after washing them well. After that, wash the okra and add it.
  6. Leave it on low heat for 15 – 20 minutes until it is cooked. It depends on the type of okra.
  7. You can add coriander and more garlic if desired.
  8. Finally, serve hot with rice rich in fiber or bulgur.

Okra Benefits for Endometriosis

Okra helps women with endometriosis manage their condition because it contains antioxidants, which help prevent damage caused by free radicals. One of the antioxidants available is polyphenols that help support heart health and prevent infections.

Moreover, okra helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, which benefits the general health of women with endometriosis and protects them from developing type 2 diabetes.

Furthermore, eating okra helps boost the immune system, which controls and destroys displaced endometrial cells because this vegetable contains dietary fibers.

Additionally, okra can help boost fertility and healthy pregnancy because it contains folate, which benefits women with endometriosis who have fertility and reproductive problems.

Tomatoes Benefits for Endometriosis

Tomatoes are rich in potassium, vitamin C, and lycopene, which help reduce blood pressure levels. This is beneficial for women with endometriosis who suffer from high blood pressure. They also help with losing weight and remove fats in the waistline. Additionally, tomatoes help lower cholesterol levels because they have low calories and rich in dietary fiber that gives a feeling of satiety.

Moreover, tomatoes help support cardiovascular health because they are rich in flavonoids, folate and beta-carotene. These nutrients help reduce the accumulation of homocysteine. Tomatoes contain antioxidants, such as phenytoin, phytofluene and beta-carotene that help fight inflammation and related diseases.

Furthermore, tomatoes are rich in fiber and water, which help support the intestine and reduce constipation that women with endometriosis might have.

  • Eat fruits and vegetables rich in dietary fiber because they help reduce estrogen hormone levels and manage endometriosis.
  • Eat vegetables high in antioxidants, such as ginger, garlic and onions, because they have anti-inflammatory properties.

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