Health Benefits of Eggplant

//Health Benefits of Eggplant

Health Benefits of Eggplant

Eggplants are such a great source of different vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that they’re a definite must in any heart-healthy diet. 

Here are just a few of their many health benefits:

  • Eggplants are a great source of  thiamin, copper, manganese, and potassium.
  • The skin of the eggplant is antioxidant rich.
  • Eggplants contain vitamin B6, niacin, folate and magnesium.
  • Tryptophan (a precursor for melatonin) found in eggplants helps us to relax and sleep better.
  • High antioxidant properties in eggplants reduce oxidative damage in our bodies and lower our risk of developing cancer.
  • The high dietary fiber content in eggplants are great for the prevention and treatment of colon cancer.
  • The phytonutrients in eggplants do two things: 1) Improve blood flow in the body, making it great for overall cardiovascular health. 2) Prevent oxidative damage, thus reducing our chances of developing heart disease.
  • Eggplants lower LDL, also known as bad cholesterol levels.
  • High water content in eggplants make them a great vegetable for healthy skin and hair.
  • Help to maintain blood sugar levels and increase overall satiety.

What are some of your favourite eggplant recipes?

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2018-04-03T13:08:47+00:00 Your Health|