Five unknown benefits of eggplant

Last Updated: Jul 28, 2014, 09:13 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Irengbam Jenny

New Delhi: Eggplant also called brinjal or aubergine is a nutritious vegetable. Being a popular choice in different cuisine, it offers a lot of benefits as well.

Here are some healthy benefits of eggplant:

Keeps diabetes in control:

Eggplants are highly beneficial for regulation of blood sugar levels and to control the absorption of glucose as they are rich source of fiber and low soluble carbohydrates. Because of this, eggplant is the best option for people suffering from type 2 diabetes.

Lowers heart risk:

Eggplant lowers the cholestrol levels and also helps to stabilize the level of blood pressure. Thus it lowers the risk of heart disease. The potassium content in it keeps the body hydrated, which ensures that there is no retention of fluids that prevents heart diseases.

Good for brain:

Eggplant keeps the cell membranes protected from any kind of damage as it contains phytonutrients. It also facilitates the message transfer from one part to another, thus preserving the memory function.

Aids in digestion:

As eggplant are a rich source of fibre, it is good for digestion. It also keeps the digestive system healthy. It also eliminates the risk of colon cancer.

Makes skin glow:

Eggplant helps in keeping our body and skin well hydrated, as it has a good amount of water content. It also gives a clear and smooth skin because of the minerals and vitamins contains in it.