Healthy Eggplant Muttabal for Endometriosis

Healthy Diet

Arab countries are famous for preparing various delicious dishes, and not only that. Most of these dishes have many health benefits because of adding various vegetables that are essential sources of minerals and vitamins beneficial to health.

Moreover, these dishes help prevent many diseases. This is what made European countries conduct studies on the ingredients used in preparing these dishes and know their benefits, such as the eggplant muttabal dish, one of the side dishes with high nutritional values. This dish can help women with endometriosis manage their symptoms and prevent its complications. Therefore, if you are looking for a delicious and healthy dish, we suggest that you make eggplant muttabal, a dish beneficial for endometriosis.

Eggplant Muttabal

Muttabal is a dish with a soft texture that is light on the stomach. You can eat it at any time, with any morning or evening meal. This dish is rich in nutrients and women with endometriosis can eat without worrying. You can make it using eggplant, tahini, and other ingredients to increase its benefits to support the patient’s health.

Eggplant Muttabal Benefits for Endometriosis

The dish is prepared with eggplant, tahini, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, and buttermilk. All of these ingredients promote the health of women with endometriosis because they contain many nutrients like dietary fiber. Eggplant provides 5% of the body’s need for fiber, and the other ingredients complete the rest. Fiber helps support the digestive system, which is useful in managing endometriosis and preventing pain caused by displaced endometrial cells pressure on the waste. Fiber also reduces weight, which is what women with endometriosis need because of changing hormones and taking some medications.

In addition, tahini is rich in calcium that is beneficial for the health of teeth, bones, and joints. This mineral is necessary for women with endometriosis who take hormonal injections that reduce calcium levels in the body and damage the bone. Therefore, eating eggplant muttabal increases the proportion of calcium in the body.

Furthermore, this dish provides antioxidants, which help fight unstable particles. If these particles were accumulated, they cause cell damage. This is beneficial for women with endometriosis because these antioxidants prevent the expansion of displaced endometrial cells. Among the essential antioxidants in this dish are anthocyanin, lutein, and zeaxanthin.

Additionally, this dish provides vitamin C, which helps boost immunity. The immune system is essential for women with endometriosis because it helps fight infections that affect displaced endometrial cells. This vitamin is available in lemon juice, garlic, tahini, and eggplant.

Other Ingredients Increase the Nutritional Values for the Dish

You may want to garnish this dish in a way that increases its nutritional value that helps you control endometriosis symptoms. For instance, you can garnish using pomegranate, which is one of the additions rich in nutrients because it contains vitamins and minerals. Adding this fruit helps boost the immune system. Additionally, this dish has a distinctive sour taste; therefore, you should use sour pomegranate.

Moreover, you can add sesame, which is the main ingredient to make tahini. Garnishing the dish with this ingredient enhances the flavor and increases its benefits.

Healthy Eggplant Muttabal for Endometriosis

Meal type: side dish.

Servings: 2 people.

Cooking time: 20 minutes.

Total preparation time: 23 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic.
  • 3 medium eggplants.
  • 1 cup finely fresh chopped parsley.
  • 2 tablespoons liquid tahini.
  • ¼ cup lemon juice.
  • 170 grams organic buttermilk.
  • Salt, to taste.

Directions

  1. Firstly, wash the eggplants without peeling.
  2. After that, put the eggplants in the oven at 120C for 20 minutes or until they are cooked.
  3. After the eggplants cool down, put them in a food processor with the other ingredients and blend slightly at medium speed.
  4. Put the muttabal in a serving dish and garnish with parsley, olive oil, and pomegranate.
  5. In the end, eat it with hot Arabic bread.
Tip:
  • Eat foods rich in essential fatty acids.
  • Drink plenty of water.

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