In celebration of delicious food and vibrant health, Eat Clean Health is introducing the ‘Eat the Rainbow’ series, which will focus on clean eating as it relates to specifically to the colors of food. When it comes to fresh fruits and vegetables, external color directly relates to internal nutrition, and knowing what colors provide what nutrients is essential to filling your plate with balanced, body healthy vitamins and minerals. So let’s get started!
Week One is all about the blues and purples:
Purple foods like eggplant, plums, red cabbage, and grapes contain extremely powerful antioxidants known as flavonoids. Flavonoids keep blood vessels healthy and help reduce the risk of heart disease. They also improve memory function, promote bone health, and have been shown to lower the risk of some cancers. Blueberries and blackberries are especially great sources of flavonoids and antioxidants that help stabilize blood sugar, reduce inflammation, increase circulation, lower cholesterol and improve liver function.
Boost your dark-food intake with by adding berries, grapes, and dried plums to your morning smoothie. Or saute black mushrooms, purple cabbage, or purple potatoes with a tablespoon of olive oil for a delicious, warming side dish.
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