Unexpected Effects of Consuming Eggplant

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Call it eggplant, aubergine, or a purple nightshade resembling Barney the dinosaur, but this bottom-heavy plant is a staple of summer. Eggplant is a versatile vegetable that may be served grilled with chicken or steak or thinly sliced in a vibrant ratatouille.

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Others strongly disagree with its soft, somewhat rubbery texture, while others adore its mild, almost meat-like flavour.

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1. It might lessen inflammation.

Nightshade vegetables, which include white potatoes, bell peppers, eggplants, and tomatoes, have recently come under fire for posing a risk of inflammation.

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2. It could steady your blood sugar.

Your blood sugar could remain stable. You may add eggplant to your list of delicious meals that are good for your blood sugar. The glycemic index of eggplant, or how much it raises blood sugar, is estimated to be between 15 and 30.

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3.  It could facilitate weight loss.

Not only is eggplant's fibre beneficial for blood sugar levels (and, of course, digestive health).

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4. It might benefit bone health.

You got manganese? Yes, eggplants do. The amount of the purple vegetable in a cup is 0.19 milligrammes, or around 8% of the daily allowance for males and 11% for women.

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5. It could reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome.

You've certainly heard of the dreaded "metabolic syndrome," a collection of connected symptoms that includes type 2 diabetes, obesity, and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

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