Purple was great for music, Prince proved that. Purple was great for kids, Barney took care of that.. Apparently it’s good for hairstyles – just look at today’s trends. But, did you know that purple is good for your health too? So good, it’s better than Purple Rain, “I Love You”, and any celebrity who’s endorsed purple hair.
I hadn’t heard anything special about purple foods; it’s always been green, green and more green. After I researched this luxury food I began thinking green may have a contestant after all.
There is Power in the Purple, people!
Next time you go grocery shopping, you may want to consider adding more purple foods to your cart. Purple foods contain healing antioxidants, which have the power to help the body self-heal. How incredible is that! Research suggests that these antioxidants reduce liver damage (black rice in particular), fights ulcers, aging and diseases. Purple foods also contain flavonoids, including resveratrol, which helps decrease blood pressure. And ladies! You may want to add a little more veggies to that list because they help prevent Urinary Tract Infections and helps regulate body weight!
Here is a list of the most powerful purples, and a few purple foods that you may not even know about:
Blue and Blackberries:
What are these things not good for? Eat them, drink them… however you do it, just make sure you consume them!
Feeling constipated? Eat a plum or two. There’s some truth to your grandma’s prune juice remedy.
The sweet goodness isn’t the only thing bursting from this fruit. Studies have shown that these have the ability to get rid of brain plaques and free radicals, which have been associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
All I can say is medicine. These have been used to treat symptoms of many diseases, including cancers, AIDS and the flu.
Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure… need I say more? Well, I may add that pomegranates aren’t popular for no reason. Their antioxidants are more powerful than any other fruit – and that’s of any color!
Purple Sweet Potato:
According to the USDA, potatoes with the darkest colored insides are more than four times loaded with antioxidants than other potatoes!
Want a quick tip on how to fulfill your daily-suggested vitamin A and C intake? One cup of purple peppers will give you more than that. Just one cup!
These poppers have the ability to contain more antioxidants than blueberries. Say, what!
Afraid of the many, many, many side effects of medications for arthritis? Well studies have proven that asparagus helps relieve symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism!
I know you heard of all of the hype behind carrots when you were a child. Well think of that on steroids – figuratively, not literally, or that would defeat the purpose of this entire article.
Many of these items can be found at familiar grocery stores, such as Kroger, Meijer and Giant Eagle. If you’re looking for anything in particular, I’d suggest you call ahead of time because they often carry limited supplies of these rich foods.
They’re like diamonds – hard to come across but the find can elevate your [health] status to royalty.