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Eggplant (Nightshade)

ANTI-CANCER

Eggplants contain a good concentration of antioxidants and minerals the inhibit free radicals from damaging healthy cells.

 

ANTIVIRAL & ANTIBACTERIAL

 

BONE HEALTH

Eggplants get their unique colour from phenolic compounds, which have been linked to reduce bone degradation and conditions such as osteoporosis and reinforce bone mineral density.

 

BRAIN HEALTH

Rich in phytonutrients, eggplants fight free radicals and keep our precious brain safe from toxins and diseases. Phytonutrients and the potassium found in eggplants largely boost our cognitive functions.

 

DIABETES FRIENDLY

Low in soluble carbohydrates, high in fibre, eggplants help regulate glucose and insulin levels in the body, keeping dangerous side effects of diabetes at bay.

 

FIGHT ANEMIA

Anemia goes beyond an iron deficiency and is also expressed by headaches, migraines, fatigue, weakness, a tendency to depression and affect cognitive malfunction. Eggplants possess a good amount of iron but also copper, that both contribute to the production of red blood cells. Boom!

 

HEART HEALTH

Eggplants protect from cardiovascular diseases and a regular consumption may decrease your levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides.

Eggplants will also regulate your blood pressure thanks to all that potassium. Better blood flow, less stress on your heart, good-bye hypertension!

 

IMPROVE DIGESTION

Packed in fibre and water, eggplants do good to your bowel business and will relieve you from constipation. They will improve your overall digestive tract and help avoid diseases like colorectal cancer.

 

PROTECT YOUR BABY

Eggplants are a great source of folate, essential for pregnant women who are often advised to take supplements of folic acid. Tomatoes will protect your baby from neural tube defects.

 

WEIGHTLOSS

Eggplants have a very low GI level and are packed with fiber, making them a good ally if you’re trying to lose weight as they will give you a sense of satiety for longer.

 

 

ADVERSE INTERACTIONS

 

ALLERGIES

A member of the nightshade family, eggplants are susceptible of causing strong allergic reactions – although not as common as tomatoes and peppers.

 

AUTOIMMUNE CONDITION Nightshades contain saponins, water and fat soluble elements, that interact with cholesterole molecules by creating holes in the cell membranes and thus contribute to a leaky gut. These punctures may allow unwanted substances to enter in the tissues and thus promoting toxins and disease. 

 

 

 

 

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