Eggplant illustration. Photo: Hellohealth
jpnn.com, JAKARTA – EGGPLANT is one of the foods that many people consume.
Eggplant is a purple vegetable with soft white flesh if it has been processed.
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Eggplant is rich in various nutrients and nutrients which are very good for the health of the body.
The nutritional content of eggplant includes fiber, various vitamins, minerals, and others.
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The following is an explanation, as quoted on the page Curejoy.com.
1. Type 2 Diabetes
The abundant fiber and carbohydrate content in eggplant controls glucose absorption and lowers blood glucose levels in type II diabetes patients.
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The presence of Phenols and its low glycemic index, helps regulate blood sugar levels, making it an ideal food for diabetics.
2. Heart Health
The benefits of eggplant Next is good for maintaining heart health.
Potassium hydrates the body, eliminating fluid retention, which prevents coronary heart disease.
Phytonutrients help reduce cholesterol and improve blood flow.
Other nutrients such as folate, magnesium, potassium, vitamins B3 and B6, antioxidants, and beta carotene lower the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Eggplants are also naturally low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.
3. Brain Health
Phytonutrients protect cell membranes from free radicals and oxidative stress damage, facilitate neural activity, and keep memory functions sharp.
Vitamin B complex helps relieve stress function.
4. Reducing Excess Iron
Iron, an important nutrient for oxygen transportation, if excessive is harmful to the body.
Iron buildup is a common problem in post-menopausal men and women.
Nasunin, in eggplant helps remove excess iron from the body.
5. Weight Loss
Eggplant has a high water content, is low in calories, and is an excellent source of dietary fiber which makes us feel full longer, regulates sugar levels and speeds up the elimination of toxic wastes.
Also a spike in metabolism burns calories at a higher rate, all of which adds up to promote weight loss.
6. Supports Digestion
Soup made from eggplant and tomatoes increases appetite and aids digestion.
Antioxidants and fiber regulate bowel movements, flush the intestines, prevent constipation and colon cancer, and relieve hemorrhoids, colitis, gastritis and stomach ulcers.
Rich in vitamin C, eggplants make them an effective antiviral and antibacterial source.
8. Flawless Skin
Eggplant is rich in minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber. The high water content keeps the skin hydrated taking care of dry, flaky and wrinkled skin.
Antioxidants, anthocyanins, act as antiaging agents.
Applied topically, eggplant is quite effective in fading freckles, wart treatment, for oily skin and lightening freckles.
9. Strengthens Hair
The minerals, vitamins and high water content of eggplant provides deep nutrition to your scalp, prevents split ends and keeps hair healthy and strong.
Enzymes help stimulate your hair follicles, and give your hair a shiny texture.
Eating eggplant, directly roasted over a fire, and seasoned with salt, has traditionally been used to cure excess phlegm, and to balance the body’s winds.fny/jpnn)
Editor & Reporter : Fany Elisa