Must Read : Men, See Why You Should Not Eat “Okro”



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 infertility. Okro has a unique substance 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 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 haemolytic 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.
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10 Responses

  1. Andrew Taire says:

    I don’t believe it, we have been eating okro for long , and am bam , please don’t discourage us from eating okro soup you hear?

  2. mark says:

    My has eight children ad we ate okro with kpomo last night. Lol we are Africans !! As the story said it was China n Brazil.

  3. Nsidibe Efik says:

    I so much like okra soup and nobody can stop me, ok?
    So, could you please go for another research
    and leave okra alone?

  4. Daranijo Aderemu says:

    When are we going to stop these white people of deceiving africal whatever that is good for us in our land always becomes bad fruit. They know that we dont need to ecport okro thats why is not good.
    Okro is even good for canser in yoruba deep wisdom, Many things we use okro to cure when talk about sickness in yoruba land.

  5. Olu says:

    Ila alasepo….o dun to….

  6. Oladimop Opio says:

    I don’t even know what they want us to eat this days, may God deliver us oooo.

  7. Okro no good but apple good. Go and do another research

  8. ben says:

    WE must eat okrow i dont care 4 ur research ok.

  9. innocentglory says:

    First it was said if men sud eat okro it increase their manhood and make the sperm nurishable but now dey are the same pple saying we sud not eat okro hmmm abeg na okro i wan cook tomorrow for my swty

  10. Ejindu Ozara says:

    I have known okro or okra to be a blood builder. In fact there is a food supplement made in China for building blood. When it was analysed it was discovered to have been made with okro. How come accusing fingers are now being pointed to the same okro for being a culprit in male infertility. Something must be wrong somewhere. I recommend that the research be repeated. My people of Abiriba cannot do without okro which they have been eating for ages.

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