For a long time the eggplant was thought to be non-nourishing, but this purple plant is packed with helpful nutrients. Even the smallest portion of this peculiar-looking fruit can improve your health—and your dancing. Here are just some of the ways it can give you an edge:
- Eggplants contain an anthocyanin that increases your cognitive function, possibly helping you to process choreography faster and react more sharply.
- Eggplant is low in calories but high in dietary fiber, which means you’ll feel fuller, faster, so it's great for a long day in the studio.
- Eggplants are rich in bioflavonoids, which not only work as a stress reliever, but also help keep your blood pressure in check.
Talk about being well rounded! The next time you need a quick snack or side dish, oven-roast some diced eggplant.