The Power of Purple Fruits and Veggies
Does the royal purple colour really hold so many major health benefits? Let’s explore!
Purple foods are not just visually appealing but also contain a high source of nutrients & anti-oxidants.
The benefits of purple colour foods come from the compound called Anthocyanidins & these provide the blue, purple, and red pigments to various fruits & veggies including- Blueberries, Purple potatoes, Purple radish, Purple yams, etc. The polyphenols in purple foods help in mood & brain function, i.e., protect the brain and nervous system from oxidative stress and cell damage.
A few Phytonutrients that are present in purple foods are:
Why purple love is necessary?
Antioxidants have the power to maintain various body functions & also protect us from major diseases.
- Helps prevent diabetes, obesity, urinary tract infections, and fight ulcers.
- Reduces liver damage, inflammation, the risk of low HDL Cholesterol, high BP, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and cognitive disorders.
Get ready to play with purple on your plate. Here are some perfect purple veggies to get started with.
Purple cabbage contains probiotics; thus, it is rich in vitamin K & fibre that boosts the immune system. You can make appetizing cabbage rolls with your favourite filling or make a colourful bowl of salad of your choice.
Purple carrots may sound a bit strange but these coloured carrots were normal until the 17th century. This combination of highly sweet & tinge of peppery flavour carrots are excellent sources of vitamin A & fibre & also contain high anti-inflammatory properties.
These bright & beautiful cauliflowers have powerful anti-cancerous properties, also an excellent source of vitamins B & C, fibre, and potassium. With one serving each day, your body will intake wholesome nutrients & gradually your overall longevity will get increased as well.
It is one of the healthiest foods that are rich sources of vitamins C, K, B6, potassium. magnesium, and much more. The skin is the most nutritious part (it contains anthocyanins), so don’t just throw it away.
Apart from this, purple foods offer a host of health benefits and are definitely a worthy addition to your diet.
So, the next time you go grocery shopping, don’t forget to add purple veggies/ fruits to your cart.