Purple carrots: You may have seen these at your local fruit and vegie market and thought they looked a little strange. As it happens these were normal #carrots up until the 17th century, so they’re actually more normal than their orange counterparts! Very high in anti-inflammatory properties, support a healthy weight, and excellent sources of fibre and Vitamin A.
Purple cabbage: A striking flavour both raw and cooked, #purplecabbage boosts the immune system, is rich in fibre and Vitamin K (important for healthy bones). It also contains probiotics.
Purple potatoes: Apart from having a mesmerising textured purple colour, they help lower blood pressure, keep blood circulation healthy and can be used as a natural alternative to artificial dye.
Eggplant: Rich source of Vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium and too many more. #Eggplant is often touted as one of the world’s healthiest foods, a pitch made stronger with the presence of #anthocyanin. Just make sure you don’t throw out the skin – it’s the most nutritious part.
#Purplefruits: All deep red, blue or purple fruits are high in all the good stuff above so you really can’t go wrong. Add some juicy blueberries, strawberries and raspberries to your fruit salads or snack options, try plums for added digestive health and acai berries to slow down the ageing process.
Here’s what antioxidants like anthocyanin can do:
Reduce the risk of high blood pressure and low HDL cholesterol (the good kind), Help to prevent obesity and diabetes
Lower the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases and cognitive declines
Reduce inflammation and therefore chronic disease
Assist in preventing urinary tract infections, fight ulcers, reduce liver damage and prevent other diseases contracted from cell damage