Nurture Your Body And Soul With The Newest Health Trend: Go Purple!


Every year sees a new healthy living trend, with different purposes such as fighting diseases, to getting fit. 

2017's is now certain; it's purple food! As they are rich in vitamins and antioxidants they're great healers, and with their colour they create a visual feast on our plates.

With 2000s came the wellness trends that emphasize eating well. Starting with the "Stay away from the 3 whites (salt, sugar and flour)" health conscious eating has spread around many countries.

Famous diets and special fruits and herbs all keep coming out due to these movements.

This year it's purple food!

Their popularity keeps rising each month and will be on our agenda for the next few years.

First thing that grabs attention is their beautiful colour, and how they make every plate visually pleasing. But it's not their main benefit.

With the antioxidants they contain they fight today's common problems such as cancer, neurologic diseases, Alzheimer, and cardiovascular illnesses.

According to a Universidade de Porto study conducted in 2010, anthocyanines in blueberries prevent breast cancer cells from growing. 

North Caroline State University also found that blueberry also prevents prostate cancer tumors from growing as well.

The contents of purple food can also balance out the diseases that 1 out of 3 people experience, like obesity, acid reflux, and diabetes.

Also nasunin, an antioxidant that some purple food contains, slows down the skin's aging. Nasunin is as powerful of an antioxidant as C and E vitamins.

There's many examples of purple food that is currently popular for their anti-aging behaviour and help with fighting diseases.

Antioxidant storage: Cabbage

It's very familiar to our lunch and dinner tables and comes first with it's antioxidant storage. It's delicious and very accessible, and can particularly consumed as a salad.

Best for detoxing, and fighting inflammation: Beets

Beetroots are rich in protein, as well as Folat, Nisain, Pridoxin, Riboflavin, Tiamin, A,C,E and K vitamins. It's also a source of potassium, calcium, iron, and manganese.

Fights against diabetes: Purple carrots

Grown along with yellow and green carrots in the middle and far east, purple carrots contain beta carotene, anthocyanin and vitamin A. Their carotenoid levels are high and therefore decreases the risk of diabetes by half.

Bundle of health from South America: Acai grapes

Acai grapes are the fruit of a type of palm tree that grows in South American tropical forests, and are very high in minerals as they contain vitamins A, B, C, and E, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc. Therefore they fight the symptoms of aging, increase the metabolism and help lose weight.

10 times more antioxidant than normal potatoes: Purple potatoes

These are known to be the royal food of South American Inka civilizations. Also known as the "Purple Majesty" they are a little sweet. They also decrease high blood pressure, and star on many popular Instagram accounts.

Antioxidants against cancer: Blueberries.

Blueberries fight different types of cancer cells, primarily with prostate and breast cancer. They are also very fun to collect and use in interesting recipes!

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