We Indians are familiar with the brinjal or ‘baingan’ in Hindi. The purpule coloured vegetable, also known as eggplant, is integral part of the Indian cuisine. From ‘Bharwa Baingan’ to ‘Baingan Ka Bharta’, there are many such delicious dishes that can be prepared with this vegetable. This is all about the taste and most of us know about it. But let’s talk about some health benefits of this vegetable. Acclaimed nutritionist Lovneet Batra recently shared a post in which she talked about the health benefits of brinjals.
“Don’t we all enjoy piping hot baingan ka bharta with a side of ghee-laden rotis? It’s the perfect comfort food, especially on a breezy winter evening. With a wide range of eggplant varieties to choose from, it’s no secret that they’re the perfect addition to just about any meal,” Batra said in a post on Instagram.
Here are some of the benefits of brinjal
Source of metabolites: Brinjal is producing a widespread choice of various secondary metabolites along with some other compounds such as glycol-alkaloids, antioxidant compounds, and vitamins which carried a significant part in keeping good health.
Has great healing power: Brinjal extracts have superb healing effects on different disorders like burns, warts, inflammatory infections, gastritis, stomatitis and arthritis.
Helps in weight loss: Eggplants are high in fiber and low in calories, making them an excellent addition to any weight loss regimen. Fiber moves through the digestive tract slowly and can promote fullness and satiety, reducing calorie intake.
Maintains brain health: The phytonutrients present in eggplant protect cell membranes and boost the memory function of the brain. It maintains brain health via protecting its cell contrary to the obliteration of free radical cells. Compounds present in the eggplant have also the ability to avoid the brain tumor.
Suggested for pregnant women: Eggplant is also known an Fe chelator that is suggested particularly for pregnant females, lactating mothers and teenagers females specifically. The Fe in eggplant has the ability to pact with pre-menstrual syndrome, amenorrhea, and antenatal anemia.