8 Excellent Reasons to Eat More Eggplants

I have always been an eggplant lover. I was shocked to hear that the Hindi word for them, ‘baingan,’ is actually derived from another word that means ‘without merit,’ since the eggplant has for long time been misunderstood as a non-nourishing food.

Whoever floated this idea, should be eating their words—and more eggplants! Here’s what the humble eggplant can do to help you live healthier:

  • The iron, calcium and other minerals in eggplant supply the essential nutrients required by the body.  All this, while relishing a highly flavorful veggie, is a good deal, indeed! Stuff, grill, bake, roast, stew your eggplants—they’re delicious in most avatars!
  • Eggplants contain certain essential phyto nutrients which improve blood circulation and nourish the brain. But remember—these nutrients are concentrated in the skin of the eggplant, so don’t char and throw it away.
  • They provide fiber, which protects the digestive tract. In fact, regular intake of eggplants can protect you from colon cancer.
  • Eggplant is low in calories, with just 35 per cup. It contains no fat and its high fiber content can help you feel full.
  • For centuries, eggplants have been used for controlling and managing diabetes. Modern research validates this role, thanks to the high fiber and low soluble carbohydrate content of the eggplant.
  • Eggplants have a role in heart care, too. Research studies show they can lower ‘bad’ cholesterol. But you must cook them the right way to get these benefits. Fried eggplant soaks up a lot of fat, making it harmful and heavy. Instead, bake it at 400 degrees, which brings out glorious flavor and gives you all the goodness an eggplant holds!
  • The heart-healthy benefits of eggplant don’t end with limiting cholesterol. Eggplants are high in bioflavonoids, which are known to control high blood pressure and relieve stress.
  • Regular consumption of eggplant helps prevent blood clots—thanks again to Vitamin K and bioflavonoids, which strengthen capillaries.

Eggplant Recipes:
Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan
Grilled Eggplant Stacks with Tomato, Feta & Basil
Eggplant & Olive Dip Recipe

 

255 comments

Sam A
Sam A1 months ago

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Joanne p.
Joanne p6 months ago

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Joanne p.
Joanne p6 months ago

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Joanne p.
Joanne p6 months ago

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Elena Poensgen
Elena P11 months ago

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Elena Poensgen
Elena P12 months ago

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William C.
William Cabout a year ago

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Tanya W.
Tanya Wabout a year ago

Looks yummy 🍆

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Tanya W.
Tanya Wabout a year ago

Thanks for sharing

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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallusabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

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