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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Blue/Purple

In addition to red fruit and vegetables, and yellow/orange fruit and vegetables, I'm also trying to include blue/purple fruit and vegetables in my daily diet.

Some of the purple carrots I've been eating recently

According to this source, blue and purple fruits and vegetables
contain nutrients which include lutein, zeaxanthin, resveratrol, vitamin C, fiber, flavonoids, ellagic acid, and quercetin. These nutrients support retinal health, lower LDL cholesterol, boost immune system activity, support healthy digestion, improve calcium and other mineral absorption, fight inflammation, reduce tumor growth, act as an anticarcinogens in the digestive tract, and limit the activity of cancer cells

Some examples:
Black currants
Blackberries
Blueberries
Eggplant
Plums
Pomegranates
Prunes
Purple cabbage
Purple carrots
Purple figs
Purple grapes
Raisins

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