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Is eggplant good for you?

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Eggplant has several health benefits and is good for human consumption. It is a fat-free, high-fiber vegetable that contains antioxidants and nutrients that help with metabolism and brain health.

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Eggplant is low in energy density, meaning people can eat more for fewer calories because eggplant is full of water and fiber. One cup of eggplant provides significant levels of vitamin B6 and thiamin. These vitamins are needed to metabolize food into energy. Antioxidants such as nasunin as well as the mineral copper are also contained in eggplant. Copper is essential for the functioning of people's brains, and nasunin protects brain cells against damage from free radicals.

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