Eggplant is one of the vegetables you shouldn’t eat raw and it has the highest amount of nicotine among edible plants. Thanks to phenolic compounds, it is great for bone health and increases bone density. As such, it is used to prevent osteoporosis. Fiber content in eggplant is quite high which makes a great choice for keeping your sugar levels low. It regulates cholesterol levels and keeps your brain healthy due to many phytonutrients. Eggplant is especially rich in antioxidants, which give it its purple color.
Although unpopular with kids because of its slightly bitter taste, broccoli is favorite among athletes due to its many health benefits. Packed with vitamin C and K, it is necessary part of every healthy diet. Just 100g of broccoli provides sufficient daily dose of vitamin K and it is an excellent choice for bone health and osteoporosis prevention. Since boiling destroys vitamin C due to high temperatures, it is best consumed steamed. It is very rich in fiber and protein, low in fat and contains only 35 calories per 100g. It reduces cholesterol levels and is great for keeping the heart healthy and contains good amounts of folate.