The Power of Purple

The Power of Purple by


Eat to help your heart, boost your brain and bolster immunity.

 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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