As you all know, the consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of many health conditions related to lifestyle. Even though eggplants are not that popular among people, they are still extremely nutritious and therefore good for our overall health.

Many nutritionists suggest people to consume eggplants on a daily basis since they are a rich source of vitamins, fiber, nasunin and chlorogenic acid. Moreover, an increased consumption of eggplants will decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and general mortality. On the other hand, it will increase your energy and it will promote healthy skin and hair.

This is what the humble eggplant can do to help you live healthier:

  • The iron, calcium and other minerals in eggplant supply the essential nutrients required by the body.  All this, while relishing a highly flavorful veggie, is a good deal, indeed! Stuff, grill, bake, roast, stew your eggplants—they’re delicious in most avatars!
  • Eggplants contain certain essential phyto nutrients which improve blood circulation and nourish the brain. But remember—these nutrients are concentrated in the skin of the eggplant, so don’t char and throw it away.
  • They provide fiber, which protects the digestive tract. In fact, regular intake of eggplants can protect you from colon cancer.
  • Eggplant is low in calories, with just 35 per cup. It contains no fat and its high fiber content can help you feel full.
  • For centuries, eggplants have been used for controlling and managing diabetes. Modern research validates this role, thanks to the high fiber and low soluble carbohydrate content of the eggplant.
  • Eggplants have a role in heart care, too. Research studies show they can lower ‘bad’ cholesterol. But you must cook them the right way to get these benefits. Fried eggplant soaks up a lot of fat, making it harmful and heavy. Instead, bake it at 400 degrees, which brings out glorious flavor and gives you all the goodness an eggplant holds!
  • The heart-healthy benefits of eggplant don’t end with limiting cholesterol. Eggplants are high in bioflavonoids, which are known to control high blood pressure and relieve stress.
  • Regular consumption of eggplant helps prevent blood clots—thanks again to Vitamin K and bioflavonoids, which strengthen capillaries.

 

Source: http://health-reminder.com/

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As you all know, the consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of many health conditions related to lifestyle. Even though eggplants are not that popular among people, they are still extremely nutritious and therefore good for our overall health. Many nutritionists suggest people to consume...