Today I want to give you some more information on this overlooked miracle food.
Eggplants have incredible properties that you might not even be aware of.
Did you know that a cube of eggplant contains 10 percent of your daily fiber requirement?
It also contains: Vitamin C, Vitamin Vitamin B6, Thiamin, Niacin, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Copper, Dietary Fiber, Folic Acid, Potassium, Manganese, and important Phytonutrients (Caffeic, Chlorogenic Acid, and Nasunin).
With such a potent shake, it is a wonder that people don’t add it into their regime more often.
How can this vegetable benefit your health?
- It neutralizes damaging free radicals in your body.
- It prevents cancer.
- It increases overall bone health.
- It improves digestion.
- It is a powerful weight loss tool.
- It prevents anemia.
- It boosts brain functioning.
- It promotes cardiovascular health.
- It improves diabetes management.
- It prevents birth defects.
As far-fetched as it may seem, I can assure you that this food is capable of such healing fit.
Why? Because it’s unique composition is so potent that it would be a shame if you wouldn’t add it into your diet.
Let me explain how the eggplant can offer you these incredible health benefits.
Because it is so rich in vitamins and minerals, while also containing a very strong free radical scavenger element (nasunin), the eggplant turns into the perfect combatant against many illnesses.
If you are wondering what a free radical is, well, it is an atom or sometimes a group of atoms that cause a lot of imbalance and harm to your body. I will explain more about them in another article.
They are very harmful for your entire body, and because they can form from many causes, it is really hard to stop their appearance.
Therefore, eating the right foods that can destroy them, is the best solution we have at hand.
Furthermore, the eggplant also contains many antioxidants and flavonoids which help your entire body function properly.
How to pick the best eggplant?
This is how you can test them:
- It is firm and heavy for its size.
- The skin should be smooth and shiny.
- The color should be vivid.
- No evidence of discoloration, scars, and bruises, because it indicates damage or even decay.
- The stem and cap should have the color bright green.
- When it’s ripe, if you gently press the skin with the pad of your thumb, it should spring back.
Make sure you store it in a place where it’s a constant temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius), because this food is very susceptible to both cold and heat.
If you wish to store it for several days, then place it uncut and unwashed in a plastic bag and leave it in the refrigerator.
Don’t try to cut it or force it in, because although it looks like a hardy vegetable, it spoils very fast.
When you wish to cook it, try not to fry it, because many of its properties will be lost.
Also, if you are allergic to it (although that is very rare), avoid eating it.
I hope you will try this miracle food and add it to your diet.
Not only there are amazingly delicious recipes of it out there, but the eggplant will boost your overall health in ways you couldn’t have imagined.
Your health is in your hands!