Here’s why you should avoid eggplant in monsoons

It’s rainy season now - full of freshness and vibrancy all around. And rains certainly reminds us of relishing delicious khichri with eggplant fries (brinjal). Isn’t it? Hold on! Although beneficial, you might put your health at risk by consuming eggplants during monsoons.

While monsoons may sound romantic, but the season brings along with it a variety of infections including stomach disorders, cough, cold and fever, skin rashes, fungal infection in the skin, among others. This is not only due to seasonal changes, even nutritious meals too that you consume too can also play an important role in causing damage to your health. Hence, physicians suggest avoiding certain foods especially during rainy season to keep such diseases at bay.

According to health experts, consumption of eggplant should be usually avoided. Here’s why.

  1. Eggplant contains solanine - a toxic chemical compound – which, if consumed in excess could cause symptoms like diarrhea and nausea. 
  2. More and more pesticides are sprayed on eggplant as it tend to catch insects easily especially during this season. Hence, it is advisable to avoid the vegetable in this season as pesticides are for sure not friendly to your body.
  3. Although, eggplant helps control high blood pressure, people with low blood pressure should not eat eggplant in excess. 

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