This Is Why Men Should Not Eat Okra(Delele)

This Is Why Men Should Not Eat Okra(Delele)

Okra, also known as the “ladies finger” is an annual vegetable that belongs to the same family as hibiscus and hollyhock . it is very nutritious as it is highly rich in carbohydrate, vitamins, water, and protein.


Although, it is very nutritious, studies have shown that it may be dangerous to men as it can cause infertility. Okra has a chemical compound 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.


Gossypol has been used as a male contraceptive for years in china. Some clinical research was 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 hemolytic anaemia.


Conclusively, Okro in higher amount is not recommended in people with following conditions:


Anaemic people


Impotent men undergoing medical investigations and treatment.

Women who complain of irregular menses.

6 Responses to "This Is Why Men Should Not Eat Okra(Delele)"

  1. meanwhile   September 15, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Okra seeds may be roasted and ground to form a caffeine-free substitute for coffee.

  2. IF NOT   September 15, 2016 at 12:02 pm


  3. Abena Mpoties   September 15, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I am now 48 years old umulembwe twakula nao elo ndi wafikoti bad kind !!!! ask Mr Chisonga ku UTH.

  4. kakolwe   September 16, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Webo, twaloko bushilu. Okra has been a fav dish for years. When it comes ku kwimisha, kanofye apo tatulashile. Twebeko fimbi!!!!

  5. Dundumwezi   September 16, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Nganalasa bumper to bumper a woman on ovulation ninshi 9 months yamwikata

  6. dodoma   September 16, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I think the GOSSYPOL levels must be very low. to affect the situation that much.