BLUE & PURPLE - Blackcurrants, Blueberries, Eggplant, Red Cabbage
Anthocyanins, Antioxidants, Vitamin C
Fruits and vegetables of this colour are the most difficult to find, and yet, the health benefits they bestow can be life-altering. If it’s purple, blue, or deep red, then there’s a high likelihood it contains anthocyanins, a powerful type of antioxidant proven to have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-cancer effects on the body. Like green whole foods, they work wonders at strengthening the immune system.
Remarkably, blue and purple berries, such as blueberries and blackcurrants, can even repair damage caused by oxidative stress and toxins to the body and DNA. For this reason, blue and purple fruits are considered to be anti-ageing. Blackcurrants, in particular, are scientifically proven to aid brain health and may even slow the onset of some neurodegenerative conditions.