Purple fruits and vegetables – they are extremely useful and should therefore be included in your diet. It has been shown that these magic foods protect against cancers and many other diseases.
Only 3 ounces of eggplant contain 80 useful substances. Some of them are phytonutrients (phenolic compounds) and flavonoids, which have demonstrated antioxidant properties. It also contains nasunin (mainly in the skin), which in turn protects the cell membranes, brain tissue, cardio vascular system and reduces blood pressure. But! People who suffer from temporary or chronic diseases of the liver, kidneys and gallbladder should avoid this otherwise useful vegetable!
- Black grapes
The juice of black grapes reduces the risk of blood clots, prevents blood vessels damage, strengthens their walls and maintains a healthy blood pressure. Black grapes have more antioxidants than white grapes, so many consider it healthier.
Red and black varieties contain pterostilbin, substance which protects against diabetes and prevents the development of cancer cells. Furthermore black grape improves vision, strengthens the nervous system and helps maintain the weight.
It contains a lot of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Furthermore, figs are rich in pectin, and it is extremely beneficial to the digestive system. Last but not least, this fruit improves the metabolism, making it indispensable in diets.
Dried figs contain omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids and phenol. This combination is very useful for prevention of coronary heart disease.
- Red Cabbage
It contains proteins, cellulose, enzymes, and twice as much vitamin C and four times more carotene than in the ordinary green cabbage. The presence of anthocyanin positively impacts the human organism, increases the elasticity of the capillaries and normalizes their permeability. Furthermore, it is a preventive measure against blood cancer.
- Red Onion
It contains elements that actively participate in the fight against certain cancers, like sulfur, which supports the activity of the heart, nervous system and muscle tone. This type of onion reduces the risk of heart disease, lung cancer and asthma.
They are useful in vitamin deficiency, iron deficiency, anemia and gastrointestinal disorders, as well as for weight loss since they normalize the metabolism.
Plums have strong antibacterial properties and last but not least – help the body recover after physical or mental fatigue. And another interesting thing – one plum contains the same amount of antioxidants as 3 ounces of blueberries.
Besides having lots of vitamins, blackcurrants – fresh or stewed, are very useful, especially in the cold season as they enhance the immunity and help recovery after illness. Blackcurrant juice, tea and jelly help during high fever.
Blackcurrant juice in combination with a little honey is useful in bronchitis and laryngitis, coughing and hoarse voice.
References: unclewileys.com, disabled-world.com