• Heart Health Benefits of Eggplants

    Eggplants uniquely high potassium and soluble fibre content make it a particularly
    good for heart health because potassium contributes to blood pressure lowering and soluble fibre contributes to cholesterol lowering.

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    The Heart Health Benefits of Eggplants: featuring Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, and Sarah Ware, Registered Dietician.
    The Heart Health Benefits of Eggplants: featuring Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, and Sarah Ware, Registered Dietician.
  • What are The Heart Health Benefits of Eggplants

    Also known as aubergine or brinjal depending on geographical location, eggplant is a member of the nightshade botanical family which also includes tomatoes and potatoes.
    Contrary to popular belief, nightshade vegetables are not uniquely inflammatory nor do they worsen inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Although not particularly rich in many vitamins or minerals (aside from potassium), eggplants do contain
    a wide array of antioxidant compounds including anthocyanins which are responsible for its purple colour.

                               


    Anthocyanins are part of a broader antioxidant family known as flavonoids, which may have unique mental health benefits due to their anti-inflammatory effects on brain cells.
    Beyond these compounds, eggplants are characterized by their high soluble fibre content which contributes to their soft, spongy feel. Soluble fibre has unique benefits for gut health, blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels. 

     Often seeing your local family physician for a referral to registered dietitiannutritionist or who have available appointments to treat conditions, symptoms of  in conjunction with Smart Food Now.  Eggplants uniquely high potassium and soluble fibre content make it a particularly good for heart health because potassium contributes to blood pressure lowering and soluble fibre contributes to cholesterol lowering. High blood pressure and cholesterol are two of the leading risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The Heart Health Benefits of Eggplants: featuring Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, and Sarah Ware, Registered Dietician.

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