Okra, also called ladyfingers, is a green flowering plant native to many tropical countries, like the Philippines. The immature okra pods are a popular vegetable with a fuzzy outer texture and edible seeds; they also have a sticky juice that many use to thicken sauces. What’s interesting about okra is that a lot of people believe it to be a “superfood” for those with or at risk of having diabetes. In fact, some people drink okra water, thinking it helps control their blood sugar levels. But, is it true? Find out here.