Eggplants belong to the nightshade family of vegetables, which also includes tomatoes and potatoes. It, also called aubergine, is a tasty, nutrient filled vegetable. They are different in size, colour or shape and contain many beneficial nutrients and phytochemical compounds that benefit human health.
Eggplant Juice Nutrition
Eggplants are an excellent source of folate, potassium, manganese, and fiber when eaten. They’re also a good source of copper, phosphorus, magnesium, pantothenic acid, vitamin C, K, B6, niacin and thiamin.
Homemade Eggplant Juice Recipe
Eggplant juice is known to be beneficial for cardiovascular health, improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure, due to the presence of phytochemicals known as terpenes, lower cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Eggplant is also rich in vitamin K, which is helpful in reducing blood clots.
Things You’ll Need:
Cut the eggplant into 1/4-inch thick slices and put them into juicer.
Sit a glass beneath the vent where the juice is dispersed to catch the liquid.
Now drink it.
If you don’t like the taste of eggplant juice, you can combine it with other fresh juices to mask the taste.
Many Health Benefits of Drinking Eggplant Juice
A topical eggplant extract has been shown to be very effective for the treatment of skin cancers. It has polyphenols in who exhibit anti-cancer effects. It also contain Anthocyanins and chlorogenic acid compound and possess antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. They protect body cells from damage caused by free radicals and in turn prevent tumor growth and spread of cancer cells. They also stimulate detoxifying enzymes within cells and promote cancer cell death.
Due to its high fiber content and low amounts of soluble carbohydrates, eggplants are an ideal food for managing diabetes. Eggplant extracts can inhibit an enzyme that causes type 2 diabetes by controlling glucose absorption and lowering blood pressure which can lead to hypertension.
Protect Brain Cell Membranes
Phytonutrients found in eggplant may protects brain cell membranes from various damages. The potassium in eggplants also acts as a vasodilator and brain booster, so we called this as “brain food”.
Good for Heart
Eggplants are rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, fibers, potassium and phytonutrients. These nutrients altogether will improve your heart health and prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases. The flavonoids found in eggplants are able to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.