Aubergines are low in calories just 20 calories per cup, mostly from carbohydrates, a potent source of energy. They comes loaded with vitamins and minerals, but their health benefits extend beyond just adding vital nutrients to a meal. Eggplant contains other compounds that promote good health:

– one of the most important contributions of eating aubergines to our health is the important role it plays in fighting diabetes.

– making an eggplant-based diet has been recommended by The National Diabetes Education Program, Mayo Clinic, and American Diabetes Association to those with Type 2 diabetes.

– the aubergine is high in fiber but with a low, soluble carbohydrate content. Because of this is regarded as a natural way of managing type 2 diabetes. Studies show that phenolic-enriched extracts from aubergines holds back enzymes and glucose absorption of the body.

– aubergines also function as an antiviral, antimicrobial, help provide mild antibacterial effects

– the vitamins in eggplant consist primarily of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), B vitamins, folate and vitamin C. Eggplant is also rich in minerals, boasting a large quantity of potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorous.

(from auberginerecipes)

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