What is eggplant good for health

Eggplants are considered to be native to India and China. Behind the white or deep purple peel, eggplant is a rich nutritional source including: high amount of dietary fiber, essential minerals such as magnesium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, folic acid and niacin, vitamin B, C, and potassium. Furthermore, high antioxidants properties found in eggplants make this food useful treatment and prevention of:

1. Cancer

The high amount of fiber found within eggplant can help in treating colon cancer. Not only does fiber in aubergine absorb toxins and chemicals that can lead to the development of colon cancer, but it also good for digestive system. Eating colon unpeeled eggplants more frequently is said to be able to reduce the risk of cancer. Remember, do not remove its skin while eating because Its peel has an anthocyanin known as nasunin. This is known to be a potent antioxidant as it removes free-radicals in the body and inhibits the growth of cancer cells and other unhealthy cells.

2. Overweight

Again, fiber in eggplants is also able to be a useful tool for people who are trying to lose weight. An eggplant salad in appetizer is one of the most preferable dish for dieters. In addition, fiber is slow digesting, and takes a long time to move from the stomach to the digestive tract. Because of this, the eggplant keeps dieters feeling full for a longer period of time–and therefore, they won’t be as tempted to snack between meals, which will again aid in weight loss.

3. Damaged skin

Finally, eggplant contains a high amount of water that would be especially important in the maintenance of healthy skin. For this reason, eating raw eggplants or turn them into home remedies can be improve skin health and effectively treat skin damages. By using fresh eggplant slices to rub directly, and gently, in circular movements, on the face for 10 to 15 minutes, unexpected freckles can be gradually faded. You can try an eggplant mask with unflavored, plain yogurt before going to bed on your face to make some good results on your skin.

In a moderate consumption, eggplants are very beneficial for health. But with an excessive portion, eggplants can cause high blood pressure or diabetic condition more severe. Therefore, those with gout or arthritis, should avoid eating.


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