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Doctor insights on: Eggplant Health Risks

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Could eggplants possibly cause allergy?

Could eggplants possibly cause allergy?

Yes: People can have adverse reactions to ingesting eggplant, possibly due to the pharmacologic action of histamine and other non-protein components, rather than to specific protein allergen. The prevalence of ige-mediated eggplant allergy is estimated at 0.8%, with higher rates of sensitization in females and more common in india. ...Read more

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Is eggplant considered a healthy food?

Is eggplant considered a healthy food?

Depends: It depends on the constitution of the person eating the eggplant. Some people should avoid vegetables from the nightshade family. Others don't need to and can enjoy eggplant without restriction. ...Read more

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Is eggplant bad for suferers of diverticulosis?

Is eggplant bad for suferers of diverticulosis?

Diet for: Treatment of diverticulosis is controversial. High fiber, low fiber, etc. I don't think eggplants are at either extreme, so i think you are ok otherwise. Ask a dietician to make sure. ...Read more

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Is eggplant good for pregnant women?

Good for most but...: Eggplant is a relatively healthy food, but it is a member of the nightshade family and some people do not tolerate foods from this family well- they can cause arthritis and stomach upset in some. But eggplant is a good source of vit k, magnesium, potassium, molybdenum etc. As well as phytonutrients like chlorogenic acid. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=22 for more info. ...Read more

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Can i eat eggplant while i am pregnant?

Can i eat eggplant while i am pregnant?

Not widely: Recognized as a food to avoid. There is culturally, some anecdotal reports, about contractions and prematurity but it's not particularly well supported. Mostly where I've seen this come up is in Ayurvedic tradition. ...Read more

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Does making eggplant water work to loose weight?

Does making eggplant water work to loose weight?

Weight loss: No. Weight loss is from increase caloric burn( exercise) with decrease caloric intake. ...Read more

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Is it true that tomato seeds, eggplant seeds can cause appendicitis?

Is it true that tomato seeds, eggplant seeds can cause appendicitis?

No: There are no known causes for appendicitis that i know of, and no known foods or seeds that cause appendicitis either. ...Read more