Eggplant Flour for Weight Loss
Eggplant flour is great for health and helps you lose weight, having a great potential to reduce cholesterol, and greatly improve intestinal transit.
This flour is a very healthy alternative to enrich your diet, having greater nutritional value and it still helps to burn fats and decrease appetite. Its main benefits are:
- It helps to lose weight because it is rich in fibers that facilitate the elimination of feces;
- It has lower cholesterol because its fibers bind to cholesterol, being eliminated by feces;
- It improves liver function because it has detoxifying action of this organ;
- It releases the intestine because it increases the faecal cake.
This flour can be used as a dietary supplement, combined with diet and exercise but it can also be found in the form of capsules in pharmacies and drugstores.
How to make eggplant flour
The preparation of eggplant flour is very simple and can be done at home without any difficulty.
- 3 eggplants
Method of preparation
Slice the eggplants about 4 mm thick and bring to the medium oven for a few minutes until it dehydrates completely, but does not burn. After it has dried, you should crumble the eggplants and beat with a mixer or blender until it turns to powder. Sift this flour to ensure that it is very thin, ready to use.
Store in a clean, dry container. This eggplant flour does not contain gluten and lasts about 1 month.
How to use eggplant flour
Homemade eggplant flour can be added in yogurts, juices, soups, salads or wherever you wish and thus reduce the fat content that the body absorbs. It does not have a strong flavor, and it has low calories and is similar to cassava flour, and it can also be added to hot dishes such as rice and beans.
It is recommended to eat 2 tablespoons of eggplant flour per day, which is equivalent to 25 to 30g. Another possibility is to take 1 cup of water or orange juice mixed with 2 tablespoons of this flour, and you still fast.
In addition to the eggplant flour, if after the meal, you eat a citrus fruit like orange or strawberry, this will potentiate its slimming and reduce effect of bad cholesterol.
Recipes with eggplant flour
1. Orange cake with eggplant flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup eggplant flour
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 glass of orange juice
- Rasp of orange peel
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
Method of preparation
Beat eggs, sugar and butter. Then add the cornstarch and the eggplant flour and stir well. Gradually add the orange juice, the zest and finally place the yeast.
Bake in a greased and floured form for about 30 minutes.
The following table indicates the nutritional value of eggplant flour:
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Price and where to buy
The price of eggplant flour is approximately 14 reais per 150 g of flour and eggplant flour capsules range from 25 to 30 reais per 1 pack of 120 capsules. It can be found for sale in health food stores, pharmacies, drugstores and on the internet.
Who can not consume
Eggplant flour has no contraindications and can be consumed by people of all ages.