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How Purple Color Food Can Improve Your Overall Health? Anthocyanin

Updated: Feb 14, 2023


Many different Purple Color fresh fruits and food
Anthocyanin in Purple Color Food Can Improve Your Overall Health

How Anthocyanin, in Purple Color Food Can Improve Your Overall Health?


Eat whole food in rainbow color!


The chemical constituents that bring beautiful vivid colors in plants are pigments that have great beneficial effects for your overall health. One of these important chemicals in vegetables and fruits is Anthocyanin which are a group of water-soluble pigments with deep red, purple and blue color. They belong to a larger chemical plant constituents named Flavonoids.

Flavonoids are abundant in Plant's domain and have many important functions in plants. They can be found in every part of a plant from flowers to roots. This is one of the many reasons that we recommend you include lots of fruits and vegetables in different colors in your daily diet.


Where can you find Anthocyanins?

Look for deep red, purple blue to black color fruits and vegetables. These colors are made by the water-soluble pigment Anthocyanin in plants.

Few examples of fruits and plants containing Anthocyanin include:

§ Vegetables: Red onions, red radishes, tomatoes, red cabbage, purple cauliflower, blue purple corn, purple sweet potato.

§ Fruits: Pomegranates, cherries, sour cherry, black plums, bloody oranges, black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cranberry, black and red grapes.

§ Legumes: Black beans, black rice, and black soybeans.


A ripened red Pomegranate as a source of Anthocyanin
Pomegranate and Anthocyanin

How Anthocyanins help in health improvement?

Ø Has a potent natural antioxidant property

Ø Help better blood glucose control by improve insulin resistance.

Ø Help protects against cancer

Ø Acts as an anti inflammatory

Ø Helps fight against obesity and inflammation

Ø Health effect on cardiovascular diseases.

Ø Health effect on neurodegenerative and brain disorders

Ø Help protect diabetes induced retinopathy

Ø Anti-microbial effect and urinary tract infection improvement

Ø Reducing the risk of all-cause mortality; Read More



Help better blood glucose control by improve insulin resistance.

Studies showed that Anthocyanins may regulate the metabolism of Glucose by upregulating insulin regulated glucose transporter (GLUT4), as a result increased insulin sensitization in adipose tissue and skeletal muscles. Besides the anti-inflammatory property of Anthocyanins decreases the overall inflammatory condition in the body. Studies conducted on humans and experimental animals showed that anthocyanins decrease insulin resistance. Another study showed that taking Anthocyanins with food may the lower glucose level in the blood after a meal compared to not having it with meal. The evidence from these studies proposes that foods rich in anthocyanins may be considered as a preventive action for Diabetes Mellitus type two and as an adjunct measure alongside conventional treatment of diabetes. Read More


Helps fight against obesity and inflammation

One of the important factors in the pathogenesis of obesity is chronic low-grade inflammation. Which further on continues to its associated chronic diseases such as type II diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary diseases, and cancer. So, we it seems by reducing inflammation we might be able to offset the burden of obesity-induced health problems. Therefore, fruits and vegetables containing bioactive compounds like Anthocyanin can have beneficial effects of on obesity-induced metabolic disorders and inflammation. Read More


Strawberries and blackberries to help you fight against obesity and inflammation
Anthocyanin helps you fight against obesity and inflammation

Health effect on cardiovascular diseases.

Studies showed that Anthocyanins through their anti-oxidant property may improve low density lipoproteins oxidation, lipid peroxidation, and by increasing the total plasma antioxidant they can help in better managing dyslipidemia which is an important determinant in progression of atherosclerosis and as a result cardiovascular diseases. Read More


Health effect on neurodegenerative and brain disorders

Research showed that One of the mechanisms for neurodegenerative brain diseases is Neuroinflammation, therefore, looking for substances that prevent brain inflammation might be considered a promising strategy for these conditions. Recent data indicates that the anti-inflammatory actions of anthocyanins and their metabolites can help in preventing the onset and development of some neurological disorders and they may have some neuroprotective effects by modulation of neuroinflammation. Read More


Help protect diabetes induced retinopathy

One of the complications of diabetes is Diabetic retinopathy. Research shows that oxidative stress may play a role in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy. So, Theoretically Anthocyanins which are natural occurring pigments with antioxidant properties may be useful in preventing diabetic retinopathy alongside your conventional treatments for diabetes. Read More


Conclusion:

Studies show that Anthocyanins in fruit and vegetables have many beneficial effects in prevention of diverse organ diseases. Many studies showed that foods rich in Anthocyanins like Red onions, Tomatoes, Red cabbage, purple cauliflower, blue purple corn, purple sweet potato, Pomegranates, cherries, sour cherry, Black plums, bloody oranges, black raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cranberry, Black and Red grapes, Black beans, black rice and black soybeans have a variety of positive preventive effects in different diseases and improve your health status. You can easily improve your life standard by including diets rich in Anthocyanin in your daily food intake. One step at a time. Add only one to your today’s shopping card!

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