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Blues & Violets

  • Help in boosting mood
  • Assist in learning and memory
  • Help regulate blood sugar levels
  • Delay cellular aging
  • Anti-inflammatory properties

Blue & Violet Superfoods

Add these colourful foods to your daily diet to gain health benefits from each

Carrot

Blues & Violets

Grape Seed

Plant Phytonutrients

Antioxidants, Phenolic Acids, Polyphenols, Anthocyanins, Stilbenes, Proanthocyanins

Benefits

  • Inhibits cancer cells proliferation, reduces platelets aggregation, lowers cholesterol levels.
  • Reduces oxidative stress, inhibiting oxidized bad cholesterol LDL for preventing heart damage.
  • Reduces systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure.
  • Improves attention, immediate and delayed memory and in turn reduces cognitive decline.
  • Role in improving filtration rate and kidney function.

Source

  • Phytonutrients: Paint your plate with the colors of the rainbow By Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN, in Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School
  • J. Yang and Y.-Y. Xiao, “Grape phytochemicals and associated health benefits,” Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, vol. 53, no. 11, pp. 1202–1225, 2013
Carrot

Blues & Violets

Blueberry

Plant Phytonutrients

Antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Minerals (particularly Manganese), Fibres, Polyphenols, Flavonoids (mainly Anthocyanin)

Benefits

  • Reverses cognitive decline and improves cognitive health and mood.
  • Reduces blood pressure and cardiovascular risk factor, with a reported 32% lower risk of heart attacks.
  • Reduces DNA damage, which is the main cause towards aging and cancer, and reduces oxidative damage caused due to free radicals.
  • Has an antidiabetic effect as it regulates glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity in people.

Source

  • Rodriguez-Mateos A, Cifuentes-Gomez T, Tabatabaee S, Lecras C, Spencer JP. Procyanidin, anthocyanin, and chlorogenic acid contents of highbush and lowbush blueberries. J Agric Food Chem. 2012 Jun 13;60(23):5772-8
Carrot

Blues & Violets

Black Plum

Plant Phytonutrients

Antioxidants, Polyphenols, Flavonoids, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin K, Folic Acid, Minerals (Iron, Calcium, Zinc Potassium, Fluoride, Phosphorus, Magnesium), Fibres.

Benefits

  • Role in managing diabetes by reducing blood sugar and triglycerides, protective effects against insulin resistance.
  • Helps promote blood fluidity in arteries and in turn prevent cardiovascular diseases.
  • Acts as an immunostimulatory constituent and boosts immunity.
  • Helps prevent osteoporosis by improving bone density and preventing bone loss.

Source

  • Plums, raw: Nutrient profile analysis By Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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