The eggplant is one of the most famous, popular and well known vegetables in the world. It belongs to the Solanaceae family, which includes about 75 genera and about 2,100 species of producing plants, but in reality very few are actually edible, such as is the case of the eggplants. Among this group we can find potato, tomato or pepper. It is native to India, taking evidence of its cultivation in various regions of the East.
Depending on the form that presents the Eggplant can be with different varieties. Highlights include the elongated eggplant (dark purple, bright and green pulp skin), the marbled eggplant (almost white pulp and oval round fruits), the spherical eggplant (round fruit, green flesh and shiny deep purple) and globular eggplant (spherical in shape and dark purple and bright skin). Although traditionally used in cooking in the preparation of different recipes, it is also possible to prepare the water eggplant, a natural drink with interesting benefits and health properties.
Water eggplant benefits
Water eggplant is rich in chlorogenic acid, which stands out as a powerful antioxidant, which we found in the tissues of plants that produce in order to protect against infection. We also found flavonoids, which are ultimately the pigments that give the eggplant its characteristic purple color.
It helps to lower cholesterol and triglycerides
In case of high cholesterol and high triglycerides, water eggplant helps reduce high levels of fats in the blood, precisely because of its different antioxidant qualities, especially by the presence of flavonoids.
In the particular case of flavonoids, water eggplant helps reduce cholesterol by intervening in their metabolism and assist in their removal.
Useful against abdominal fat
Water eggplant helps lose weight and eliminate abdominal fat, especially if consumption is combined with monitoring a low-fat diet and regular physical exercise. In addition, it acts in weight loss by its satiating effect.
Wonderful detoxifying and purifying
Water eggplant is useful to detoxify our body and debug a completely natural way. It also acts as a diuretic, so it is an excellent natural choice in the treatment of fluid retention.
It is also very interesting when purify the liver, so that helps in diets detoxification of the liver. Moreover, it is interesting when stimulate the proper functioning of bile.
Water eggplant properties
In summary, here are what are the more important and distinguished properties of water eggplants:
- It helps cleanse the body, besides acting as a natural detoxifier.
- Useful to detoxify and purify the liver and gallbladder.
- It helps eliminate abdominal fat and lose weight.
- Satiating effect.
- Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides.
- Useful in case of fluid retention.