- Eggplant is low in calories, which can help with weight loss
- It is loaded with bone-healthy nutrients. Vitamin K in Eggplant Lowers the Risk of Fractures
Eggplant or eggplant is a common vegetable in Indian households. It is a plant of the nightshade family Solanaceae. It comes in a variety of colors and shapes and is loaded with nutrients that are extremely beneficial to our health. This versatile vegetable can be cooked in different ways. Here are some health benefits of eggplants that you did not know about:
Eggplant for Heart Health
Some studies suggest that eating eggplant may reduce the risk of heart disease. Thanks to the high levels of antioxidants and fiber in vegetables, triglycerides and cholesterol levels keep control and protect you from heart disease.
Eggplant Helps Cancer
Eggplant contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties protect the cells of our body from damage caused by free radicals. This in turn protects us from cancer. It is also rich in polyphenols that inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells. The fiber in the eggplant also eliminates the toxins in the digestive tract and thus provide protection against colon cancer.
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Eggplant for weight loss  Eggplant or eggplant are low in calories and high in fiber, which can help you lose weight. As the vegetables are high in fiber, you feel fuller and reduce the calorie intake. It also has a high water content, which is beneficial for promoting weight loss. It also helps with digestion and combats cellulite, which reduces body fat. It can also reduce your appetite.
Eggplant for Bones
Eggplant is a great source of vitamin K, manganese and copper, all of which are bone-healthy nutrients. The presence of vitamin K in this purple vegetable reduces the risk of fractures. Copper aids in the formation of collagen and strengthening bones, which reduces the likelihood of osteoporosis.
Eggplant for Diabetes
Eating eggplant daily helps keep your blood sugar levels under control. This is mainly due to the high fiber content in vegetables. Dietary fiber slows down the digestive and absorption rate of sugar in the body.
The low blood sugar levels in eggplant also do not produce unnecessary blood sugar spikes and make it manageable for people with diabetes.
Also reading: Signs of Insulin Resistance
Eggplant for Digestive Problems
The most important nutrients for a balanced diet are fiber, and the eggplant is loaded with it. The inclusion of eggplant in your diet is a great way to keep your digestive problems at bay. It also improves the function of the digestive system by acting as a natural laxative. Antioxidants, fiber and a high water content of the vegetables prevent the risk of inflammation in the digestive tract and thus help with constipation.
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Written by: Arushi Bidhuri
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff February 11, 2019