Vegetables are essential to any healthy diet. From a young age, you’d hear mom or dad insist, “Eat your vegetables so you can get big and strong!”
Even as adults we try to find ways to sneak more vegetables into our diet, putting kale in our smoothies or sauteing mushrooms to go on our pasta.
Vegetables usually contain a high amount of nutrients, vitamins and proteins. They must be good for us, right?
In reality, it depends on what specific vegetable you are eating. Not all are as good for you as they seem.
Eggplant is known all over the world for its spongy texture. And, just like a sponge, it absorbs everything around it.
Eggplants can absorb the fatty seasonings around it. When you eat an eggplant, you may not know just how many calories you are actually consuming.
Eggplants also contain a plethora of oxalates, which can be problematic for those who suffer from kidney or gallbladder diseases.