Nutritionist Gusakova: eggplants can affect the appearance of gallstones

Nutriciologist Veronika Gusakova told in what cases you should avoid eating eggplants.

Nutritionist Gusakova informed: some people should not eat eggplants. In particular, this vegetable can affect the appearance of gallstones.

“Eggplants contain a substance called oxalate, which can increase the formation of gallstones, so their use is not recommended for gallstone disease,” Gusakova shared with “ Life.”
The specialist recalled that eggplants belong to the nightshade family of vegetables, which are contraindicated for a number of diseases. These include psoriasis, kidney failure, gout, arthritis.

The expert also drew attention to the fact that eggplants can affect the functioning of the thyroid gland. If a person has hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, they should be consumed with caution, ideally only after consulting a doctor.

“This vegetable should not be mixed with drugs to lower blood pressure,” added Veronika Gusakova.
What are the benefits of eggplants?They contain a lot of fiber, which has a beneficial effect on the state of intestinal microflora and helps maintain a healthy weight. In addition, eggplants are a source of useful vitamins and microelements in the form of B vitamins and vitamin K, magnesium, potassium, iron, and phosphorus. Another advantage is their high level of anthocyanin antioxidants, which protect the body's cells from damage.

The portal previously wrote about why it is better to avoid products made from white flour.

< b>Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Veronica Gusakova Veronica Gusakova Healthy lifestyle nutritionist