Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Eggplant to Lower Cholesterol

Eggplant is a highly nutritious vegetable which tastes delicious though slightly bitter. What is more, it has been shown to be one of the best natural ways to lower cholesterol.

Research has proven that drinking eggplant juice can significantly reduce the levels of LDL, commonly known as bad cholesterol. The unique cholesterol-lowering properties are associated with the plant's phytonutrients such as nasunin and terpene. These relax blood vessel walls and improve blood flow as well as enhance resilience of capillaries.

Eggplant can be taken in a form of juice or just added to the meals. Drinking three glasses of eggplant juice a day can lower cholesterol levels for as much as 20 points. The most appropriate eggplants are those that are firm and have no skin blemishes.

These are the findings of a study that was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2005.

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