You have probably all tried an eggplant and know how it tastes and as well as how valuable food ingredient it is. This veggie is packed with fiber and low in calories which makes it an ideal ingredient in the weight loss diet.
As a result of its taste which can boost the flavor of many dishes it is widely used in the culinary world. This plant is a healthy and nutritious food abundant with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and low in carbohydrates. As per the May 2008 issue of Bioresource Technology, following an eggplant diet is a good way of regulating type 2 diabetes, which commonly is related with the overweight issue. The eggplant is very efficient in the weight loss process only because of its high soluble fiber content.
Make sure to introduce this plant into your diet due to their high fiber and water content, and on the other hand very low in calories. Eggplants will become your biggest ally for your diet.
However, this plant can offer even more, have you heard of eggplant water?
This is also known as miracle water which can substantially help you in the weight loss and boost your energy levels in the upcoming day. The consumption of eggplant water will support the weight loss process due to the rich content of fiber and water. The presence of fiber will facilitate the transit and aid in flushing out toxins which will be of great assistance in losing weight. In addition to this, certain researches state that the intake of pure water will be of great assistance in losing weight and acquiring good optimal health. So, the combination of eggplant and water will bring amazing benefits for your body both health wise and physically.
The recipe that we are about to present is easy and very simple for preparation.
Recipe of Eggplant Water
You should take one or two eggplants, and then cut them into pieces. In a large pot pour enough water and then leave them to boil. Add the eggplant slices, and boil for 5 – 10 minutes. Strain the water from the eggplant pieces, but do not throw them way. Drink the resulting water during the whole day, naturally after it gets cooled.
You should drink a glass (250 ml) of eggplant water for 7 days. There is no specific limit when you want to start to drink it again. You can start whenever you want.
Note: Prior use, consult your doctor, especially if you are on any medications. If there is no obstacle, drink this water as much as you want and lose all those unwanted pounds.
Here are the other health benefits that eggplant can offer to your body:
- Lowers the risk of a heart disease
As a result of its high antioxidant content eggplants can lower the chance of a cardiovascular disease. In animal study where the subjects were rabbits with high cholesterol the use of eggplant water was very beneficial. Namely, the rabbits received 10 ml of this water for two weeks. The results reported lower levels of bad – LDL cholesterol and triglycerides; these are two blood markers that can cause a heart disease if they are very high. Other animal study also showed positive results when the animals were fed with raw or grilled eggplants for a month. No matter how the eggplants were taken the animals showed better heart function and lower risk of a heart attack.
- Fights cancer
This vegetable has in its content several substances that can battle cancer cells. For instance the compound known as solasodinerhamnosyl glycosides (SRGs) can fight cancer cells. Plus, some animal studies have demonstrated that GIS can cause apotheosis (death of cancer cell) and as well as help in lower chances of recurrence of certain types of cancer.
In addition to this, over 200 studies revealed that the consumption of fruits and vegetables can protect against stomach, pancreatic, breast, bladder, colorectal, and cervical cancers.
The use of eggplant offers promising positive results in the treatment of this disease. However, there are still needed researches on how the use of eggplant can affect the human health.