THE MIGHTY EGGPLANT
If you have high blood pressure, chances are you’ve been prescribed an ACE-inhibitor drug to manage your diagnosis. Eggplant, interestingly, acts in a similar fashion to these medications, so much so that an eggplant-based diet is recommended by the American Diabetes Association to help manage the hypertension that often comes with a diagnosis of diabetes.
- As early as 1975, researchers reported that eggplant consumption helped to reduce the absorption of dietary cholesterol. Later studies reported that eggplant helps to speed up the breakdown of cholesterol in the body. It has also been found to contain antioxidants that help to reduce the oxidation of fats in the body.
(From the Examiner.com)