Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Purple, Black & Blue Is In- For Foods That Is

Anthocyanins. They sound dangerous to me, but apparently they're actually very good for you. Pigments found in darkly-coloured produce (purple, black, blue and red) have the potential to prevent inflammation that can contribute to heart-disease and cancer. And according to research at Ohio State University, they can even
"appreciably slow the growth of colon cancer cells".
Sources of anthocyanin-rich foods include:

Mission Figs
Grapes
Plums
Blackberries
Eggplant
Blue and Purple Corn
Dark carrots
Black Beans
Wild Rice
Currants
Elderberries


Not challenging to add some of those foods to your diet, and well worth the potential rewards.

4 comments:

Frasypoo said...

I' d love to see Blue and purple corn

Incognito said...

It's kind of cool. Hard to find.. you can find blue corn chips in the health food stores. They're kind of tasty.

MondaythroughSunday said...

Yum! Do Fig newtons count..lol?!

Incognito said...

Can't imagine why not, Miss M!! I like Fig Newtons as well..