Eggplant Excellence

November 28, 2001

For a long time the eggplant was thought to be non-nourishing, but this purple plant is packed with helpful nutrients. Even the smallest portion of this peculiar-looking fruit can improve your health—and your dancing. Here are just some of the ways it can give you an edge:


  1. Eggplants contain an anthocyanin that increases your cognitive function, possibly helping you to process choreography faster and react more sharply.
  2. Eggplant is low in calories but high in dietary fiber, which means you’ll feel fuller, faster, so it’s great for a long day in the studio.
  3. Eggplants are rich in bioflavonoids, which not only work as a stress reliever, but also help keep your blood pressure in check.


Talk about being well rounded! The next time you need a quick snack or side dish, oven-roast some diced eggplant.