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10:14 AM April 7, 2017

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10:14 AM April 7, 2017

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Eggplant Powerful Health Benefits

Eggplant can be both consider as fruit and vegetable that contains numerous vitamins and minerals, which has powerful health benefits to the body.

“Solanum Melongena” is popularly known as eggplant or aubergine, a species of nightshade plant producing an edible fruit. This plant can be usually found in tropical climate countries and cultivated worldwide. It is also known as “Talong’ in the Philippines.

This vegetable is very popular worldwide due to its delicious taste and high nutritional value. It is distinguishable due to its egg-like shape, vibrant purple color, and dark purple color, which is the most popular variety of eggplant.

Eggplant

It is mostly used for culinary purposes as an ingredient in cooking some of our favorite vegetable dishes. Eggplant is also versatile and can be used in for different types of cooking such as roasted, grilled, fried, or steamed.

Aside from cooking uses, it is also traditionally used by ancient people in treating and preventing numerous types of diseases, because of its high nutritional value. It is packed with numerous nutrients, which are beneficial to the body’s health.

It can be also used as a natural alternative to expensive treatments and medications in some medical clinic and hospitals. Aside from being an effective natural remedy, it is also more affordable.

Eggplant

It contains vitamins A, B, C, K, folate, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and thiamine. It has minerals such as magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, manganese, copper, phosphorus, and other nutrients.

It also contains some nutrients such as dietary fiber, carbohydrates, protein, fat, calories, phenolic content, and phytochemical. It also contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties. It is also rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals that can cause numerous types of diseases.

Here are some powerful health benefits of aubergine:

  • Prevents Heart Diseases
  • Regulate Blood Sugar Levels
  • Anti-Cancer Properties
  • Improves Mental Ability
  • Reduces Cholesterol Levels
  • Enhances Metabolism
  • Boost immune System
  • Aid Weight Loss
  • Improves Blood Circulation
  • Improves Vision
  • Fights Stress and Depression
  • Treats Hypertension
  • Good For Pregnant Women
  • Promotes Healthy Bones
  • Provides Healthy Skin and Hair

These are only some of the powerful health benefits of eating eggplant. Do you find this article informative? Just feel free to leave your comments and suggestions for this article.

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