Eggplant is one of the most famous foods in our Arab world, and it is used in preparing many dishes, as it is eaten grilled, boiled or fried, but did you know that it might be your weapon to overcome the rumen and lose weight?
Here we offer you how eggplant can be used for weight loss, along with other benefits, and how to prepare it in a healthy way.
First of all, one cup of freshly chopped eggplant contains 20 calories, meaning that it is very low in calories. The cup also provides the body with 3 grams of dietary fiber.
Fiber helps a person feel full and protect them from the constipation that many people suffer from when they start a diet to lose weight.
And because eggplant is low in calories and contains fiber, it will help you lose extra weight, because you will be satiated by eating it while you get a few calories, and thus the body will be forced to burn the excess fat and thus reduce the rumen, which usually accumulates a large proportion of the fat that it stores the body.Play Video
Eggplant contains antioxidants, which are substances that help protect your body’s cells from damage caused by harmful substances known as free radicals.
According to several studies , antioxidants can help prevent many chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.
And a rich eggplant particularly Balonthusianinat (anthocyanins are ) , a dye – based substances with anti-oxidant properties, and give eggplant color. Several studies have confirmed that it is effective in protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Thanks to its antioxidant content, some studies indicate that eggplant may help reduce the risk of heart disease.Play Video
According to a previous statement by the Primary Health Care Corporation in Qatar , consuming eggplant regularly can help prevent blood clots and promote blood vessel health.
Another benefit of eggplant is to reduce the level of bad cholesterol in the blood, and it contains a lot of dietary fiber that plays a role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes, and works to promote the health and safety of the digestive system and protect against cardiovascular disease and reduce the level of cholesterol and blood pressure , According to Deutsche Welle.
How to prepare it in a healthy way?
It is recommended to eat boiled or grilled eggplant.
– Stay away from frying eggplant, when it is fried it absorbs oil like a sponge, so one cup of fried eggplant contains about 400 calories!
Imagine that a cup of fresh eggplant contains 20 calories, and a cup of fried vegetables contains 20 times! (400 calories). The reason is oil.
– Mutabbal can be prepared from grilled eggplant with tahini, but add only a few of it because it is rich in calories, as one tablespoon of tahini contains about 90 calories.
Baba Ghanouj can be prepared from grilled eggplant.
Boiled eggplant can be used in stews (a stew is a food dish consisting of multiple food ingredients).
Before grilling the eggplant, sprinkle it with some spices, and reduce the addition of salt to it.Play Video
Delicious healthy recipe
Here we offer you a healthy recipe for Eggplant with Cheese, from the Health Care Corporation in Qatar.
The ingredients include:
2 medium-sized eggplants (300 grams).
Half a bar of baladi cheese (150 grams).
28 basil leaves (5 grams).
1 tablespoon corn oil.
Chop the eggplant in long thin slices (28 slices).
Brush the eggplant slices with oil.
Roast eggplant slices in an oven or on an electric grill until browned.
Cut the cheese into 2cm wide strips.
Stuff each eggplant slice with a slice of cheese and basil leaves, then roll in a roll and line up in a tray, then grill in the oven for 10 minutes.
And 100 grams of the dish contains 65 calories.