Thursday, February 02, 2017
Try to eat "purple"
The website Black Health Matters recently had a piece on purple foods.
The purple color comes from anthrocyanins--a powerful anti-oxidant.
These foods have many health benefits:
--Cancer killer--Resveratol is present in purple grapes, blueberries, and red wine. This substance has shown promise in killing cancer cells.
--Obesity control--High levels of anthrocyanins can help control levels of leptin, the obesity hormone.
Reduced liver damage--Again, the anthrocynanins protect here.
Heart health--Protects the heart against oxidative damage, reduces "bad" cholesterol, and increases "good."
Anti-aging. Help reverse UV damage and postpone collagen breakdown.
So the next time you go to the store--think:
Purple carrots (yes--they exist)
Black rice--not exactly purple but full of iron and Vitamin E.
And many more.
These foods also dress up a plate. A feast for the eyes, as they say.