Garden egg also known as eggplant is a nutritious and delicious fruit commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions. It is a member of the nightshade family which also includes potatoes, tomatoes and peppers. Garden egg comes in various colors and sizes, ranging from small and round to long and narrow. According to Healthline, here are some of the benefits of garden egg:
1.Rich in nutrients.
Garden egg is a low-calorie fruit that is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent source of dietary fiber, potassium, folate and vitamins C and K. It also contains small amounts of other essential nutrients like iron, magnesium, and calcium.
2.Promotes heart health.
Garden egg is rich in antioxidants which help to reduce the risk of heart disease by protecting the heart against damage from free radicals. It also contains fiber and potassium, which are helps to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke.
3.Supports digestive health.
The high fiber content in garden egg makes it a great food for promoting digestive health, whereby fiber helps to keep the digestive system regular and prevents constipation. It also feeds the good bacteria in the gut which helps to keep the digestive system healthy.
4.Supports weight loss.
It is low in calories and high in fiber making it an excellent food for weight loss. It is also a good source of water, which can help to keep you feeling full and hydrated.
5.Boosts brain function.
Garden egg contains an antioxidant called nasunin which has been shown to protect brain cells from damage. It also contains choline which is essential for brain function and has been linked to improved memory and cognitive function.
So, next time you are at the market don't forget to pick up some garden egg and enjoy the many benefits it has to offer!
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