A basket filled with luscious blue and purple or dark fruit and vegetables does much more than look good it contains a wealth of incredible health benefits. The top benefactor in purple is their antioxidant content. The powerful health benefits of antioxidants are only too well known. They neutralize the agents of aging and disease and keep you looking younger longer. Now consider this: potatoes with the darkest colors have more than four times the antioxidant potential than other potatoes.
Prunes, purple cabbage, eggplant, blackberries, black currants, purple onions, concord grapes all of these have a natural purple pigment that contains flavonoids, including resveratrol which keeps blood pressure in control and boosts immunity from certain cancers. The skin of a black grape for example has this pigment called anthocyanin. In cranberries the purple pigment is seen to benefit those suffering from infections of the urinary tract.
There is evidence that purple foods improve heart health. vision and brain power. Recent studies found that adults who eat purple and blue fruits and vegetables have reduced risk for both high blood pressure and low HDL cholesterol (the “good” kind) they are also less likely to be overweight.
Remember: The darker the fruit or vegetable the more antioxidants it has; always cook your vegetables never eat them raw; soups are your best friend adding purple vegetables along with chicken, turkey, pork, or seafood to it; avoid beef or bacon; if it isn’t purple make it purple by adding for example blueberry juice or beet juice. Also along with the purple diet adding a natural herbal supplement known as “Viral Gonn” to your daily regimen is recommended for immunity conditions.