Eggplant can prevent ranges of disease

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Heart health benefits

The fiber, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and phytonutrient content in eggplants all support heart health.

In addition, eating foods containing certain flavonoids, including anthocyanins, may be associated with a lower risk of mortality from heart disease, according to a review published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) in 2008.

In one study, people who consumed more than three servings of fruits and vegetables per week containing anthocyanins had a 34-percent lower risk of heart disease than those who consumed less.