Do aubergines hold the key to a healthy heart?










Recent research has demonstrated that aubergines contain certain compunds that are

cardioprotective. These compounds work by their ability to increase left ventrical

function and to reduce myocardial infarct size and cardiomyocyte apoptosis. Although

some of the key nutrient levels altered when the aubergine was cooked versus raw, it

made no difference to the cardioprotective properties compared to the raw fruit.


Sources: Food and Function July 2011; 2 (7): 395-399

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