Sunday, August 30, 2015

Health: Eggplant Juice to Lower Cholesterol

Here's another natural treatment I recently learned: eggplant juice to lower cholesterol. This information came from my Kaiser Permanente Doctor who grumbled about a medical guideline about statins. It would, she said, put all men 55 and above on statins, and women 65 and above on statins.

It's very simple: cut up 1/2 an eggplant (also known as aubergine) and put in a half gallon jug of water. Let it sit overnight, then drink 2-3 eight ounce glasses a day. Here's what my jug of eggplant juice looks like.

Eggplant has high fiber and is rich in vitamins, and contains flavonoids -- all of which are beneficial. It is good for cardiovascular health, decreases cholesterol as well as weight levels, has anti-cancer effects, and improves cognitive function. The benefits of eggplant are extensive in fact and I invite my readers to look into it.

You can eat eggplant, which I like. In the Philippines, we grill it and make it into a salad or cook it with egg batter -- delicious!

You can also add a bit of eggplant into a smoothie, which I recently did, and someone in my household who dislikes eggplant wasn't even aware it was in the drink!

But as my doctor suggested, I have eggplant juice and I've been drinking it. My doctor suggested adding lemon to make it taste better, but I like the taste as is. It has a refreshing quality which reminds me of coconut water.

The next time you're in the market, pick up some eggplant to cook or to make juice.

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