According to Choose My Plate, you should be consuming 2-3 cups of vegetables a day, and your plate should be half- filled with vegetables at every meal. It is important to make sure your body is receiving enough fruits and vegetables because, without them, your body suffers. At E.Armata located at the Hunts Point Market, we offer a wide variety of delicious and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Eggplants are a great way to lose weight because they are low in calories and carbohydrates but rich in nutrients. They are a healthy vegetable only if they are cooked right; eating Eggplant Parmesan will not help you lose weight because it is fried and topped off with cheese. Boiling or steaming eggplant is a healthier alternative because it only contains 40-50 calories.
Benefits Of Choosing Eggplant
- Helps digestion– Eggplant is rich in fiber so it helps control your blood sugars and lower the risk of heart disease. Eggplants are often referred to as a natural laxative, helping to relieve constipation.
- Helps reduce body fat- Eggplant contains saponin which is known for preventing fat absorption.
- Contains a lot of water- Eggplant contains a lot of water, improving circulation and helping to cleanse the body.
- It is an anti-inflammatory
- Helps lower cholesterol
- Eggplants are packed with many beneficial nutrients- Eggplant is rich in sodium, potassium, and iron.
- Could help fight cancer- Studies have shown that having a fruit and vegetable-filled diet could aid in the prevention of cancer. Fruit and vegetables are linked to the prevention of breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, bladder cancer and more.
- Easy to incorporate into a diet- Eggplant is versatile because of its light taste, allowing it to be added to many different types of food. Eggplant can be sauteed, baked, grilled, steamed, boiled and more. Visit the Hunts Point Market in New York to purchase eggplants of excellent quality. Read more about healthy ways to cook eggplant here.
Here at E. Armata, our family-run wholesaler located in the Hunts Point Market provides our customers with the best quality fruits and vegetables possible. We take pride in the quality of our produce and it is seen through the success of our fourth generation business.