The Power of Purple by EatHealthyYourWay.net
Eat to help your heart, boost your brain and bolster
As you stroll through the commissary's produce aisles,
pepper your diet with purple. Research shows that people who eat
blue and purple fruits and vegetables-such as blueberries, plums,
purple cabbage, black currants, eggplant, elderberries and purple
grapes-are less likely to have high blood pressure and low HDL
cholesterol (that's the good kind). Scientists believe that
anthocyanins, the compounds that give purple foods their color, are
responsible for these boons. Anthocyanins have also been linked
with bolstering memory and strengthening our immune systems.
Research has shown that blue and purple foods make up only about 3
percent of the average American's fruit and veggie intake, so aim
to eat more.
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