High Î’-Ketone Measurements From Okra

One of the most prolific vegetables in my summer garden has been Abelmoschus esculentus, more commonly known as okra.  I have been monitoring my blood ketones with a Precision Xtra device and noticed that okra spikes my ketone bodies with an average of one millimole per litre.  For those of you who track these values, you know how significant this is!


 


I am trying to find which compound in okra is responsible for this mechanism.  The Turks have been using okra to control diabetes for centuries, and there has been a recent study published on rats:


 


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3178946/


 


Anyone have any ideas?


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