You’ve probably heard the saying, “paint the town red”, but have you heard “paint your plate red”? Produce like red and purple berries and purple or blue-colored leafy veggies certainly stand out in the crowd with their rich color and powerful health benefits. These colorful fruits and veggies contain Anthocyanins which not only look great on the plate but also feel great on all of the body’s hard-working organ systems!
Fruits and Veggies² that are red, purple, or blue in color typically contain high amounts of anthocyanins, meaning that they are very high in antioxidants.
Here⁴ are just some of the many colorful foods with high amounts of anthocyanins:
Others include eggplant, red cabbage, purple cauliflower, and more!
These anthocyanin-rich foods offer an array of nutrients and amazing health benefits. Due to their high level of antioxidants¹, they are known to reduce inflammation and are especially beneficial in people with liver diseases and kidney ailments. Anthocyanins are also great for brain health! Their antioxidant compounds can protect against neurological damage caused by stroke and boost memory³ function by stimulating the hippocampus.
Anthocyanins can help reduce oxidative stress in the body and support cardiovascular health by fighting off free radicals. They even have the potential to assist in weight loss as they inhibit adipogenesis⁵, which is the process in which fat cells develop and deposit in the body.
Anthocyanins have an array of diverse and powerful health benefits, which is why we love to include them in our juices (plus they taste delicious too!)
Our Anthocyanin-rich juices include:
Aronia Blackberry Energy Elixir