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Friday, November 19, 2010

Health Benefits Of Eggplant

Epplant held no curiosity for me until one day we were blessed with it by someone. It is a beautiful purple vegetable and good for so many things. Eggplant just like most fruits and vegetables are power packed. It is beneficial to optimal health in so many ways. Here are the ways that eggplant can benefit all of us:

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Health Benefits of Eggplant


  1. Cholesterol reduction
  2. resists extra iron from getting accumulated
  3. protects from cardiovascular disease and heart attack
  4. effectively used to control obesity
  5. helps keep blood sugar in check, reduce glucose levels of type II Diabetes
  6. reduce and regulates high blood pressure
  7. helps lower cholesterol levels and prevent cholesterol build-up
  8. help prevent constipation
  9. helps lower your risk for coronary heart disease
  10. can help reduce swelling or bleeding
  11. has been used to treat dysentery
  12. helps protect the lipids (fats) in brain cell membranes
  13. can help prevent cancer
  14. can prevent hemorrhoids
  15. naturally low in calories and has no fat 
  16. preventing the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines
  17. can help in cases of stomach ulcers 
  18. helps prevent colitis 
  19. can help in various nervous conditions
  20. good for balancing diets that are heavy in protein and starches
  21. helpful for the proper functioning of the digestive system
  22. antimicrobial, antimutagenic and anti LDL
  23. helps prevent bacterial and viral infection

    Caution
    Persons with suspected or untreated kidney or gall bladder problems should refrain from eating eggplants. Eggplant should also be avoided by individuals suffering from gout.

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    I haven't seen eggplant for a while so if you have access to it include it in your meal plan and enjoy the health benefits. 

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    2 comments:

    1. Jo's Health CornerDecember 19, 2012 at 8:38 AM

      Hi Jennifer,
      I have to admit that I had never tried eggplant before I got married. My husband is part Italian so he made some delicious meals with eggplant. Interesting to learn more about here on your site. Eggplant is not exactly my favorite but I like it stuffed, or in moussaka. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    2. I know what you mean about it not being the favorite.  Have a great weekend too.

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