Wellness Wednesday Tip #3: Try some Eggplant

     Happy Wednesday friends! Thanks again for all of your #WellfieWednesday submissions, it’s exciting to see people joining in to not only talk the talk but walk the walk of improving their health!

     This week’s Wellness Wednesday tip deals with trying a new vegetable, which for me turned out to be eggplant. Eggplant, for me, has always been one of those vegetables that you see on a menu at a restaurant or walk by in the grocery store but never really know what to do with. So this past weekend in the spirit of Wellfie Wednesday I decided to buy an eggplant and find a recipe to use that incorporates it as the main ingredient. After reaching out to some friends on Twitter (shoutout Mike Eisenhart @mikeeisenhart, Andrew Rothschild @ARothschildPT, and Erson Religioso @The_OMPT), I found a great recipe for eggplant that was quick and easy to make, without too many ingredients or complicated techniques. It turned out to be delicious!

     Pro tip: be sure to leave the skin on in order to benefit from the phytochemicals which give eggplant its signature purple color and may assist with cardiovascular health.

     Recipe of what I cooked can be found here via Bon Appetit.

     More about the health benefits of Eggplant and other veggies by clicking here

     Thanks again for all of the #WellfieWednesday support, be sure to post your pictures again this week and tag Patrick (@PBernerSPT) or myself (@Eric_in_AmERICa) and keep the wave of healthy changes growing!

-Dr. Eric Uveges, PT, DPT

-Dr. Patrick Berner, PT, DPT