Brinjal/Eggplant : Health Benefits
 
Helps keeping diabetes in control :
The eggplants are a very rich source of fibre and low soluble carbohydrates. Thus they are highly beneficial for regulation of blood sugar levels and also to control the absorption of glucose.  This makes them the best option for people suffering from type 2 diabetes.
 
Helpful to the heart:
The cholesterol levels are brought down to a great extent by the eggplant. It also helps stabilize the level of blood pressure. All this in turn lowers the risk of heart diseases. The body is also kept well hydrated thanks to the potassium content present in this vegetable.  This ensures that there is no retention of fluids which prevents coronary heart diseases.
 
Helpful to the brain:
Eggplant contains Phytonutrients which keep the cell membranes protected from any kind of damage and facilitates the message transfer from one part to another, thus preserving the memory function.
 
Helps create iron in the human body:
We all require iron for proper functioning in our day to day life. However, too much of iron in the body is not a good sign. The content of nasunin that is present in eggplant helps remove excess iron from the body. This brings down the risk of getting heart attacks as it damages the existence of the free radicals in one’s system.
 
Facilitates weight loss:
Eggplant is considered to be high in water content yet low in calorie count. This feature makes it very ideal as a healthy diet for people who want to reduce weight. The spongy texture of the vegetable is what facilitates these characteristics, hence one must consume in its natural form as much as possible.
 
Helps in digestion:
The digestive system is kept healthy and safe because of the good content of fibre in brinjals. This prevents constipation as well. The risk of colon cancer is also eliminated.
 
Healthy skin and hair:
The skin is well hydrated owing to the high water content an eggplant has. It is also good for the hair.
 
Keeps chronic diseases at bay:
Eggplant reduces the chance of cardio vascular diseases and strokes
 
Helps quit smoking:
Eggplant has small amount of nicotine which helps those who want to gradually quit smoking
 
Anti bacterial properties:
The eggplant has good amounts of vitamin C which make it an effective anti-viral and anti- bacterial source.
 
Brinjal Nutritional Facts Nutritional value of 82 grams of Brinjal
Carbohydrates 4.7 g
Protein 828 mg
Total Fat 156 mg
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
Calories   20
Vitamins
Vitamin A 22 IU
Vitamin C   1.8 mg
Vitamin E 246 mcg
Vitamin K   2.9 mcg
Thiamin 32 mcg
Riboflavin 30 mcg
Niacin 532 mcg
Vitamin B6 69 mcg
Folate 18 mcg
Pantothenic Acid 230 mcg
Choline 5.7 mg
Minerals
Calcium 7.4 mg
Iron 197 mcg
Magnesium 11 mg
Phosphorus 21 mg
Potassium 189 mg
Sodium 1.6 mg
Zinc 131 mcg
Copper 67 mcg
Manganese 205 mcg
Selenium 0.25 mcg