When it comes to antioxidant goodness, nothing beats dark purple fruits and vegies. These purple nutritional powerhouses are jam-packed with vitamins, minerals and important anti-aging antioxidants. Their lush purple colour indicates the presence of potent antioxidant compounds called anthyocyanins. These antioxidants prevent free radical damage in the body, which helps us look and feel younger, live longer and protects us from chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Purple foods are also rich in another anti-aging compound called resveratrol, which is a ‘secret’ ingredient in many anti-aging formulas.
For optimal health add some purple fruits and vegies into your diet today. Some of the best purples include acai berries, beetroot, eggplant, purple cabbage, purple carrots, figs, plums, blueberries and purple potatoes and onions.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa Guy - Art of Healing
Lisa Guy is a highly qualified Sydney based naturopath and author, with 10 years of clinical experience. Lisa runs a busy naturopathic clinic in Double Bay called ‘Art of Healing’. Lisa is passionate about helping people achieve optimal health and wellbeing, through good wholesome foods, nutritional supplementation, healing herbs and homeopathic remedies. Being a mum of two, Lisa has a particular interest in supporting women through pregnancy and beyond, and for children’s health and nutrition. Lisa is also the author of ‘My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition’, ‘Heal Yourself’, and ‘Pregnancy Essentials’. Lisa is an avid health writer, being the resident nutritionist for Body and Soul magazine, and regularly writing for a number of health and natural parenting magazines and websites.http://www.artofhealing.com.au