Phenomenal health benefits of aubergine

Health benefits of aubergines 

Aubergines are technically a fruit as they have seeds, they are part of the nightshade family They can come in lots of distinct colours with purple, being the most commonly used, green, pink-striped, and even orange. They come in different shapes and sizes with some being long and slender, and others, like the Thai green pea, are the size of a grape. In West Africa aubergines are also known as garden eggs: this is because some varieties are a pale-yellow colour, which are similar to eggs. In West Africa aubergines are also known as garden eggs: this is because some varieties are a pale-yellow colour, which are similar to eggs.

You can find healthy nutritious recipes which include using aubergines in our 60 whole food recipe book. All our recipes are designed by our in house chef of over fifteen years. Or if you want more ideas of different foods with there health benefits please read our other blogs which are all realted to health, nutrition and fitness at A.C.S Nutritional Therapist. 

Health benefits of aubergines

Aubergines are part of a healthy diet which can aid in weight management.

Health benefits include

  1. Low in fat
  2. Low in carbohydrates
  3. High in fibre
  4. Rich in minerals
  5. Improves memory
  6. Rich in antioxidants
  7. Protects brain cell membranes
  8. Promotes healthy skin
  9. Anti-cancer
  10. Lowers HDL cholesterol
  11. Promotes healthy heart
  12. Helps with stomach ulcers
  13. Helps the nervous system to stay healthy
  14. Cleans the blood
  15. Promotes weight loss
  16. Helps to manage type 2 diabetes
  17. Good for hair health
  18. Reduces the risks of anaemia
  19. Delays ageing
  20.  Heals wounds
  21. Antibacterial
  22. Good for cognitive function
  23. Prevents birth defects
  24. Improves bone health

Aubergines are a nutrient-dense food, this means they hold a respectable number of vitamins, minerals and fibre but hold little calories.

One portion contains

One cup (82 grams) of raw eggplant holds the following nutrients (2):

Calories: 20

Carbs: 5 grams

Fibre: 3 grams

Protein: 1 gram

Manganese: 10% of the RDI

Folate: 5% of the RDI

Potassium: 5% of the RDI

Vitamin K: 4% of the RDI

Vitamin C: 3% of the RDI

Eggplants also hold insignificant amounts of other nutrients, including niacin, magnesium and copper.

Egg plants have many health benefits and we have only read a few of them. they certainly a powerhouse when it comes to nutritional power. These powerhouses should be included as part of our healthy diet. Please remember to read all our other health, nutrition and fitness blogs at A.C.S Nutritional Therapist 

We also have some amazing, nutritious and delicious recipe books on our site including a dozen superfood smoothie recipes, and other downloadable books such as our short books on anxiety and depression. and you can even download our free e-books  seven green and nut smoothies and our free breakfast muffin recipes 

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By Aaron Christopher Slade