Eggplant health benefits and tasty tips

The eggplant, also known as aubergine, garden egg, guinea squash and brinjal, usually has an egg-like shape and a vibrant purple color. It is rich in fiber, low in calories, and it provides a range of nutrients. That is why after careful consideration we added it to our allowed list of vegetables. Here are a few things you need to know about this amazing vegetable. 

Benefits

Eating plant foods, such as eggplant, can boost overall health and wellbeing. The phenolic compounds in eggplant shows that it contains anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid, and chlorogenic acid, a powerful free-radical scavenger. Anthocyanins and chlorogenic acid function as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Studies show that consuming even small quantities of flavonoid-rich foods may benefit human health in various ways.

Blood cholesterol

Studies have shown that when eggplant juice is consumed, it  led to significantly lower weight and blood cholesterol levels. Chlorogenic acid has been shown to decrease low-density lipid (LDL) levels. It also acts as an antimicrobial, antiviral, and anticarcinogenic agent all the more reason to add this amazing vegetable to your shopping list.

Weight management and satiety

Dietary fibers are commonly recognized as important factors in weight management and loss, because they act as “bulking agents” in the digestive system. These compounds increase satiety and reduce appetite. They help reduce calorie intake by making a person feel fuller for longer. Eggplant is already low in calories, so it can contribute to a healthful, low-calorie diet.

After careful consideration we have added this amazing vegetable to our allowed food list and cannot wait to share our delicious recipes with you and get your feedback on this new addition.



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