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Now is the rainy season. When you go to the market, you will see many kinds of vegetables and fruits. Although the English name of our well-known vegetable is okra, it is also called lady’s finger by many people. This name may be due to the shape of the fingers of girls’ hands. It is believed that the original source of the drum is in Ethiopia in the far African continent. Later, it gradually spread to Europe and other places including the countries along the Mediterranean Sea through Arabia.

In Bangladesh and other South Asian countries, Dhyans are also known as Vendi or Bhindi. How many of us know that this common vegetable is full of extraordinary nutritional properties, regardless of its name?

Nutrients like vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, calcium, folic acid etc. Regular consumption of drumsticks helps us in maintaining good health in many ways.

Controls blood sugar levels and diabetes

The fiber present in lentils lowers blood glucose levels. It controls diabetes. Studies have shown that ginger can play an effective role in controlling blood sugar levels in type one, type two and gestational diabetes.

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Packed with antioxidants

Barley contains antioxidants like polyphenols, and contains vitamin C. They fight free radicals that are harmful to our cells. In addition, it contains proteins called lectin, which prevent the growth of cancer cells in the human body.

Increases immunity

The vitamin C and antioxidants in saffron help to boost the immunity of the human body. Apart from this, various minerals present in it such as magnesium, calcium, manganese etc. also play a role in building immunity of the body.

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Helps in weight loss

There is a lot of fiber in the pulp. As a result, the stomach remains full for a long time and does not feel hungry. It is also very helpful in digestion. Apart from that, it is very low in calories. So those who want to lose weight can keep it in their daily diet.

Keeps heart and brain healthy

Polyphenols present in radishes reduce the risk of heart complications and stroke by counteracting blood clotting and free radical damage. Apart from that, the anti-oxidants of saffron help in maintaining good brain health by reducing inflammation in the brain. Cholesterol is the biggest enemy of heart health. A substance called mucilage in barley combines with cholesterol during digestion and helps it to be excreted from the body.


Useful in pregnancy

Barley contains folic acid, which is a very essential element for the expectant mother. Foods rich in folic acid in the diet during pregnancy help prevent neural tube defects (NTDs) in the baby. Neural tube defects cause spinal problems or brain complications in babies at birth.

Helps in digestion

It is rich in fiber and pectin which helps in digestion. As digestion is good, metabolism is also smooth. Constipation is also less likely if you eat dhyad regularly.


how to eat

Drumsticks can be eaten in a variety of ways. Bharta, bhaji, broth curries etc. But cooking with little oil and few species will reduce its nutritional value. Although it is said to include dharna in the diet of diabetic patients, it is better to talk to the doctor before consuming dharna regularly for those who have diabetes or any other physical complications.



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