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Here are some 7 health benefits of the garden egg you should know

Here are some 7 health benefits of the garden egg you should know. The garden egg or Eggplant (US, Canada, Australia), aubergine (UK, Ireland), or brinjal (Indian subcontinent, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa) is a plant species in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Solanum melongena is grown worldwide for its edible fruit.

Most commonly purple, the spongy, absorbent fruit is used in several cuisines. Typically used as a vegetable in cooking, it is a berry by botanical definition. As a member of the genus Solanum, it is related to the tomato, chili pepper, and potato, although those are of the New World while the eggplant is of the Old World. Like the tomato, its skin and seeds can be eaten, but, like the potato, it is usually eaten cooked. Eggplant is nutritionally low in macronutrient and micronutrient content, but the capability of the fruit to absorb oils and flavors into its flesh through cooking expands its use in the culinary arts.

It was originally domesticated from the wild nightshade species thorn or bitter appleS. incanum, probably with two independent domestications: one in South Asia, and one in East Asia. In 2018, China and India combined accounted for 87% of the world’s production of eggplants.

Health benefits of the garden egg or eggplant

health benefits of the garden egg
health benefits of the garden egg

The forms of eating garden eggs seem endless in our society as it is eaten raw, or cooked (in the form of sauce) while others make salad from them.  

Garden eggs come in many different colors, but the most common in this part of the world is white, green,  and yellow.  

I often wonder what are the health benefits of this fruit and I know some of us have the same question in mind, don’t move a muscle as discussed in this article are seven health benefits of the garden egg.  

1. It reduces cholesterol  

Garden egg is low in calories, sodium, and protein and is very high in dietary fiber and potassium. The high fiber content in eggplant helps to reduce bad cholesterol in the body, thereby protecting the heart.  

Garden egg is also the perfect recipe for achieving weight loss within a short period of time because it is very low in calorie content.  

2. It helps in the prevention and treatment of diabetes   

African garden egg is also a perfect snack for those with diabetes or those concerned about preventing complications of diabetes in their liver.  

Research has shown that garden eggs curb elevated blood sugar by inhibiting key enzymes associated with the development of type 2 diabetes.  

3. It boosts the immune system   

The numerous components existing in the garden egg like; iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, zinc, and protein- give a massive boost to your immune system. Which in return helps to; repair damaged cells, create and activate T ‘killer’ cells that activate other helper cells, help to create other white blood cells, and mitigate and fight against bacteria, viruses, diseases, and other microorganisms.  

4. It helps to improve digestion  

Garden eggs contain fiber that is good for your body.   

A good digestive system helps to prevent abdominal pain, constipation, loose tool, diarrhea, gastrointestinal symptoms, and bloating.   

Fiber and phosphorus are present in garden eggs and this helps with removing these issues beforehand or during that soothes the digestive system to function effectively.  

5. It regulates blood pressure  

Garden egg helps to regulate blood pressure, and maintain and regulate the function of the heart.  

It controls glucose absorption and reduces the risk of hypertension which is why when a diabetic person consumes it, it suppresses the sugar level and brings the blood pressure down.  

6. It acts as an anti-ulcer agent  

Garden eggs have anti-ulcer remedies, which could be used as a treatment for ulcers. They do not protect one from having ulcers but the anti-ulcer content in the fruit suppresses the ailment.  

7. It is rich in vitamins  

Garden egg fruit is beneficial and nourishing to the body because it is rich in vitamins which provides the body with both soluble vitamin and water-soluble vitamins.  

They are rich in thiamine required for normal growth and proper functioning of the heart and nervous system and niacin needed for cellular respiration.  

There is so much to benefit from when you make g from garden eggs a part of your diet.  Eat a garden egg and stay healthy.   

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