The eggplant is a very popular vegetable when it comes to cooking but did you know that this fiber rich and water lavish vegetable is an excellent ally for your weight loss diet as well.
Eggplants are native to India. These vegetables treasure a lot of health benefits, so read on to find out what these miraculous vegetables can do for you, your health and weight loss process.
Benefits of Eggplants
- Eggplants aid digestion and lead to body fat reduction thanks to the saponin that they contain which prevents fat absorption.
- They fight cellulitis.
- Eggplants have anti inflammatory properties.
- They reduce the free radicals that attack cells.
- Eggplants are an excellent laxative thanks to their fiber packed seeds.
- They are great for the liver and gallbladder.
- Eggplants reduce cholesterol.
- They provide the body with the much needed calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, iron etc.
Eggplants and Weight Loss
Eggplants are rich in saponin and this element noticeably decreases the absorption of fat. Therefore, nutritionists recommend drinking eggplant juice. By doing this, you not only detoxify the body, but you also improve your kidney function.
Moreover, the fiber rich seeds improve intestinal function and prevent problems with constipation and irritable bowl syndrome. In order to lose weight, you need to drink one glass of eggplant juice before your primary meal which will prevent fats absorption.
To make the weight loss process faster follow a diet that does not contain too much fat and do at least half an hour of exercise a day.
Eggplant Juice Weight Loss Recipe
Bear in mind that eggplants cannot be eaten raw as they contain an alkaloid called solanine which is toxic to the body. If you eat it raw you might experience stomachaches and headaches. Therefore you must cook it first.
- One large eggplant
- Half a liter of water
- One lemon juice
Peel the eggplant and cut it into small pieces. Place them in a bowl with half a liter of cold water and let them soak for a few hours.
Once they have soaked cook the mixture as you bring the water to a boil. Let it boil for at least 15 minutes. Add the lemon juice, lower the heat and let it set for 10 minutes.
Then, put the content in a blender and blend until you get a well blended and uniform juice. Drink this 15 minutes before every primary meal. You can add more lemon if you want as the taste can be a bit bitter.
If you drink this juice every day, you will also lower your cholesterol.