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Dear Men, Here's Why You Should Not Eat "Okro"

By: dayan (M) |Time : September 14, 2016, 07:38:34 AM


Okro, also known as the "ladies finger" is a flowering plant in the mallow family. It is very nutritious as it is highly rich in carbohydrate, vitamins, water, and protein.

But studies have shown that it may be dangerous to men as it can cause infertilty. Okro has aunique substance called "GOSSYPOL". Gossypol inhibits sperm production and motility by blocking several enzymews that are highly important in energy metabolism in sperm and sperm producing cells.

Gossypol has been used as a male contraceptive for years in china. some clinical research were conducted in regards the effectiveness of gossypol as a contraceptive in 1986 and 1990 in china and Brazil respectively. The studies showed that gossypol lowered the number and motility of sperms and made small percentage of men infertile permanently.

Gossypol may also cause menstrual irregularity in women. it has also been linked to hypokalemia and also damage to red blood cells leading to heamolytic anaemia.

Conclusively, Okro in higher amount is not recommended in people with following conditions:
Anaemic people. Athletes.
Women who complains of irregular menses.
Infertile men undergoing medical investigation and treatment.

Source: Olufamous.com

Re: Dear Men, Here's Why You Should Not Eat "Okro"

By: dayan (M) |Time : September 14, 2016, 07:39:05 AM
Hmm very useful information if proven true.

Re: Dear Men, Here's Why You Should Not Eat "Okro"

By: Adenosine (M) |Time : September 14, 2016, 08:40:47 AM
Heheee... Make i no chop okra again. That's why some people don't like going to hospital, what they never experienced in their. Those doctors will find it. Hope an safe to eat vegetables sha..

Re: Dear Men, Here's Why You Should Not Eat "Okro"

By: kingmaker |Time : September 14, 2016, 01:24:09 PM
Our fore fathers has been eatin okro since 1400 yet they live healthy and make more babies, technology is good bt have its own disadvantage 

Re: Dear Men, Here's Why You Should Not Eat "Okro"

By: Adenosine (M) |Time : September 14, 2016, 01:44:52 PM
Our fore fathers has been eatin okro since 1400 yet they live healthy and make more babies, technology is good bt have its own disadvantage
That's the truth of the matter. We are really denying ourselves of some good things because of this so called Technology

Re: Dear Men, Here's Why You Should Not Eat "Okro"

By: goldpeace (M) |Time : September 14, 2016, 08:07:24 PM
I've always thought its a superstition. I have heard it many times but with a specific reason...

Re: Dear Men, Here's Why You Should Not Eat "Okro"

By: goldpeace (M) |Time : September 14, 2016, 08:08:11 PM
I've always thought its a superstition. I have heard it many times but without a specific reason...

Re: Dear Men, Here's Why You Should Not Eat "Okro"

By: Gideon |Time : September 20, 2016, 12:54:48 PM
I've always thought its a superstition. I have heard it many times but without a specific reason...

Where did you hear such?... If proven true, maybe I change my diet excluding okra

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