Eggplants or brinjals come in a range of colors, sizes as well as shapes. The purple color is however more common to many. Besides adding flavor and texture to your dish, they also have lots of health benefits.
6 great benefits of eating eggplants
Good for weight loss
Some of the great benefits of eating eggplants include:
Eggplants are rich in fiber like most vegetables thus enhancing the digestion process. Fiber adds bulk to the stool and increases bowel movements. This reduces instances of constipation.
2. Heart health
High cholesterol increases one’s risk of heart getting heart disease. Studies show that rabbits that were fed with eggplant juice daily for two weeks reduced their cholesterol levels. Low cholesterol translates to a healthy heart. Apart from that eggplants have Vitamin C, Potassium and Vitamin B6 which promote heart health.
3. Weight loss
The abilities to lower LDL (bad cholesterol) makes eggplants a good choice for anyone trying to cut some weight. The fiber present in eggplants also increases satiety and reduce one’s appetite.
Free radicals are harmful substances that lead to chronic diseases such as heart diseases and cancer. Antioxidants, on the other hand, inhibit the damaging process of free radicals. Eggplants are rich in antioxidants that protect the body from cancer.
5. Bone health
Eggplants are good for stronger bones and they are also rich in iron and Calcium which are good for your overall health. The iron, for instance, prevents anemia.
6. Mental health
Phytonutrients are known for enhancing one’s cognitive ability and promoting healthy brain function. A good way to obtain phytonutrients is by eating eggplants. Eggplants also contain Potassium which is a vasodilator as well as a brain booster.
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