Healthy Eggplant – The Rich Source of Essential Ingredients
The eggplant (Solanum melongena) has big widely branched stem high to 70cm with big green leaves. Its plants are extremely nutritious and they could be found at different shapes and colors.
The most common and most frequent type of eggplant is long shaped type with its famous deep purple color.
This interesting healthy plant has origins from India where it has been used for the last 3000 years.
The traditional Chinese medicine uses this plant as great medicine for treatment of gastritis, bone diseases, rheumatism, skin burns and even cancer.
People of Nigeria are using this plant to heal sciatica, muscle pains and hemorrhoids. Many eastern cultures are appreciating the tea of fresh or dried peel of eggplant.
Many times the plant leaves are used to prepare healing coatings to reduce the inflammations.
The healthy eggplant is very rich in vitamins K, C, A, B1, B3, B6 and B9.
It is a great source of potassium, calcium, phosphorus, cuprum and magnesium.
Efficient Medical Treatments by Healthy Eggplant:
Centuries ago the eggplant is known as great support at diabetes control. The modern researches are confirming its excellent influence at regulation of blood glucose because the great concentration of fibers into it.
- Eggplant as weight regulator
The healthy eggplant contains very low quantity of carbohydrates, it doesn’t contain fats and it has very few calories. It is very rich in fibers which are supporting the satiety feeling. According some researches the chlorogenic acid contained into the eggplant is great fighter against fat deposits.
All these facts mentioned above are real advantages of the eggplant to be promoted as one of the most efficient natural body weight regulators.
- Digestion Problems Solution by Eggplant
There are some bitter ingredients into the eggplant which are helping to stop the stomach problems and other digestion health.
- Cholesterol Regulation by Eggplant
The chlorogenic acid is helping the decreasing of LDL cholesterol and it is supporting the higher level of HDL (good) cholesterol.
There is also another substance called nasunin contained into the eggplant fruits which is extremely helpful at stopping the production of LDL cholesterol.
- Healthy Eggplant Stops the Cancer Growth
The above mentioned nasunin is an antioxidant is presented at the eggplant peel. It has a great role at prevention of production and widening of the cancer cells.
One scientific study published at Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry at year 2005, confirms that nasunin stops the process of angiogenesis (process of production of blood vessels into the tumor – which is one of the essential processes responsible for growth and metastasis of cancer cells). This way it is very efficient at stopping the cancer growth.
According the researches of American Ministry of Agriculture – the chlorogenic acid is a great ally at the battle against free radicals which are the main cause of appearance of cancer cells.
- Viral Protection by Eggplant
The scientists are confirming that the eggplant could be of great help at prevention and healing of many diseases caused by viruses. This is achieved by activity of chlorogenic acid.
Include the eggplant at your daily menu! It is easy and tasty because you can consume it and prepare it at many ways. Feel the extreme benefits of the healthy eggplant and enjoy its unique taste.