Solanum melangena, the moon plant
Eggplant, also known as Solanum melangena, is a plant species in the nightshade family Solanacae. With many benefits, keeping a healthy amount in your diet is a calming feeling in itself.
🍆Here are 11 eggplant benefits and their why:
1 Soft and supple skin - great source of antioxidants with astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. delays aging.
2 Aid in digestion - a diuretic rich in potassium and high water content, purifying the body. recommended in case of urinary tract infection.
3 Weight loss - high in fiber, low in calories.
4 Improve bone health - lots of iron and calcium. very good for people at higher risk of osteoporosis.
5 Prevent anemia - high in iron to carry oxygen throughout the body.
6 Improve brain function - phytonutrients protect brain from toxins by initiating healthy blood flow and clearing neural pathways.
7 Prevent cancer - polyphenols exhibit anti-cancer effects.
8 Nutrition facts - no saturated fat. Contains vitamin c and magnesium. benefits are primarily derived from vitamin, mineral, + nutrient content.
9 Pregnancy - recommended for diet. vitamin e supports formation of baby’s red blood cells and muscles, while amounts of vitamin a support eye formation.
10 Manage diabetes - high in fiber, extremely effective in controlling type 2. regulator of glucose and insulin within the body.
11 Improves heart health - because of its high fiber, nutrient-rich content cholesterol is managed and blood is cleaned.
Eggplant is a simply delicious addition to a healthy lifestyle diet.😋