Eggplant as part of the reduction diet
Eggplant is a vegetable that plays a very important role in the kitchens of many countries.In Poland, it is also gaining popularity, but not everyone appreciates its properties.Eggplant contains many ingredients valuable for health and ideally suits the slimming diet.
For a slim figure
As you know, not all vegetables are low in calories and not all of them can be easily eaten while slimming.Eggplant is one of those vegetables that dieters can consume without fear.There are less than 25 calories in 100 grams. What’s more, eggplant is a rich source of dietary fiber.
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For one’s health
Eggplant provides valuable nutrients.There is a lot of potassium in it, as well as phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and vitamins C, A and B vitamins. The skin contains anthocyanins that have antioxidant activity.In folk medicine, eggplant was treated as a remedy against convulsions and rheumatic ailments.The substances contained in eggplant help maintain normal cholesterol, and the juice of this vegetable reduces the risk of cancer, due to the elimination of chromosomal damage to the cells.
How to prepare eggplants?
As with all other food products, the way of preparing and storing the aubergine is of great importance.To preserve all valuable properties, eat it cooked by steaming, roasted or grilled, and avoid frying.Eggplants are not eaten raw.It is worth remembering that the purple skin of the vegetable is edible.You can not eat unripe aubergines because they contain poisonous solanine.The pulp should slightly bend under the fingers.It is worth ensuring that the aubergines are not stored for more than three days.It’s best to keep them in the foil.
Drink with eggplant and lemon
Many people have heard that drinking water with lemon in the morning can help you lose weight.However, not everyone knows that a similar effect can be obtained thanks to aubergine and lemon drink.It is a digestive aid, in particular fats.To prepare it, you need one eggplant and one lemon, as well as a liter of water.Eggplant should be thoroughly cleaned and then cut into pieces with the skin.Their thickness should not be less than 0.5 cm.These slices are put into a jar, and then juice and water are added to them.The whole should be mixed and set aside for the night in the fridge.The juice should be drunk regularly during the day, in one liter a day.
The eggplant flavor makes the vegetable very well with various additions.They allow you to make a lot of tasty dishes.An interesting proposal is, for example, eggplants stuffed with rice.To prepare this dish you need one eggplant, 100 grams of rice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, a clove of garlic, 2 tomatoes, a pinch of pepper and a small handful of basil.Add the olive oil, pressed garlic, diced tomatoes, pepper and basil to the cooked rice.The stuffing prepared in this way must be put into the eggplants, after removing the pulp from them.The dish should be baked for about half an hour, at a temperature of 190 degrees C. You can also put aubergines on the grill.
Another suggestion is grilled aubergine salad.Its preparation is very simple.Simply combine the slices of vegetables (400 grams) removed from the grill with one packet of feta cheese, a handful of black olives, a bit of balsamic vinegar, a pinch of pepper and a spoonful of chopped basil.From this amount of ingredients you can get four portions of salads, each of which will be less than 190 kcal.
These are just two ideas for using the eggplant.Considering the properties of this vegetable, it is worth trying these and other recipes in which the eggplant performs in one of the main roles.Of course, you should only choose foods that you can afford while slimming.
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