Purple is the colour of royalty, riches and power. Full of antioxidants, naturally purple food has the power to keep your oxidants or ‘free radicals’ in check. If the number of ‘free radicals’ rise too high, they can cause significant damage to your cells and resveratrol, which cleanses your blood’s circulation that coats your arterial walls.
The fabulous bright colours in our food are due to a specific plant pigmentation called anthocyanin.
What does anthocyanin and antioxidants do?
- Lower your cholesterol, risk of cancer, neurological diseases and cognitive deteriorations
- Help prevent urinary tract infections, reduce risk of liver damage
- Reduce high blood pressure
- Help to prevent diabetes and obesity
Having difficulty remembering all your purple fruits and veggies?
- Purple cabbage
- Purple potatoes
- Purple grapes
- Red onions
- Carrots (originally purple up until the 17th century, these orange wonders can still be found in their original state at local farmers markets)
- Purple cauliflower
- Blueberries (although not quite purple still have similar health benefits)