Garden eggs can also be referred to as tropical egg plants. In the eastern part of the country they are often used to welcome guests in homes and events. The fruits are nutritional but this article shall deal more in their leaves.
The leaves of garden eggs just like any other leafy vegetables are good sources of vital minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium. They also contain fibre as well as vitamins.
Here are few health conditions that are likely to improve as a result of the nutrients in garden egg leaves.
1. High blood sugar
When the glucose levels of the blood are above normal, high blood sugar is said to have taken place and in extreme, diabetes could result.
The leaves of garden eggs are good sources of fibre and fibre helps keep the blood sugar levels from getting high. When your blood sugar levels are high already, consumption of these leaves can help normalize it.
2. Helps prevent Anemia
Anemia is a medical condition that occurs when there is shortage of blood. The leaves of garden eggs as well as other green leafy vegetables can provide iron. Iron is the major component of hemoglobin which is the key constituent of red blood cells. Haemoglobin is what makes it possible for the human blood to pick oxygen from the alveoli of the lungs and also carbon dioxide from the tissues.
Without iron, there is no haemoglobin. Consumption of garden egg leaves which is a good source of iron can help boost the production of red blood cells so as to enhance blood counts and blood volume.
3. Calcium deficiency
Leafy vegetables being sources of calcium would help the body against medical conditions that can result from lack of calcium. Osteoporosis is a good example of such conditions in which the bones become brittle and prone to the fracture from the least fall.
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