Blue and purple fruits and vegetables are rich in anthocyanins and resveratrol and have been studied extensively for their anticancer and antiaging properties.
The bioactive phytochemicals in berries work to repair damage from oxidative stress and inflammation.
The anthocyaninsi in blueberries and red grapes may help reduce the risk for heart disease, cognitive decline, and type 2 diabetes, as well as support healthy weight maintenance and a normal inflammatory response.
Red Grapes are also full of polyphenol compounds and antioxidants. One of these is resveratrol, which has been associated with increased nitric oxide production and better heart health outcomes.
And red cabbage, which is more of a purple color, is one of the best superfood bargains and has the highest level of antioxidants per dollar.
Blue and Purple Fruits and Veggies to Try
- Red (purple) grapes
- Red (purple) cabbage
- Red (purple) onions
- Purple potatoes and sweet potatoes
- Purple cauliflower