Purple looks GOOD on YOU!

Pantone recently announced Ultra-Violet, as the 2018 Color of the Year. Serving as the hue of some of our favorite superfoods. Here is a compiled  list of the impressive benefits these cosmic colored foods have to offer and why you should incorporate them into their diet. 

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 Blackberries are technically not just one fruit. Each blackberry consists of 80-100 small drupelets that are arranged in a circular fashion, akin to a miniature grape bunch. Each berry has a juicy pulp, a single tiny seed, and measures three to four centimeters long. They are loaded with vitamin C, as well as vitamins A, E, K, and B vitamins, antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which sift free radicals and reactive oxygen species.The humble blackberry contains impressively high levels of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals, such as ellagic acid, anthocyanins, tannin, gallic acid, pelargonidins, quercetin, cyanidins, kaempferol,catechins, and salicylic acid. These antioxidant compounds protect against aging, inflammation, cancer, and other neurological diseases. One of the most widely researched health benefits of blackberries is their ability to work as a cancer-fighting food. The reason for this is most likely due to the rich antioxidants found in the blackberry. Blackberries contain polyphenols, a class of antioxidants known for their cancer-fighting abilities. Specifically, anthocyanin (a particular polyphenol) is found in high concentrations in this fruit. Anthocyanins are thought of as the primary weapon blackberries use against the development of cancer.

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Blueberries are fruits that belong to the Vaccinium family and can be found in three types. First is the wild or the “low-bush” blueberry, which bears the scientific name Vaccinium angustifolium. The second variety, Vaccinium corymbosum, is commonly known as the cultivated or the “high-bush” blueberry. There is one other type, but that variety is quite uncommon and has the scientific name Vaccinium pallidum. If we consider the effect of free radicals on aging as the main cause of various symptoms, then blueberries bring you the brightest ray of hope for staying young. These “superfoods” are packed with antioxidants and ranked number 1 in the world of antioxidants. This is mainly due to the presence of anthocyanin, a pigment responsible for the blue color of the blueberries. The abundance of vitamin C is also a big factor for this impressive claim as well. You can prevent signs of aging like wrinkles, age spots, cataracts, osteoporosis, hair lossdementia, and Alzheimer’s disease by eating blueberries and get the most out of the antioxidant potential! They are a top superfood of the fruit world, containing iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and vitamin K, which help and maintain bone health.

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Red cabbage is a nutritious and delicious vegetable that has become very popular throughout the world for a number of reasons. Not only is it very good for the body, but it also adds flavor and flair to a wide variety of dishes. Red cabbage, also known as purple cabbage or red kraut, is a member of the Brassicaceae family and can be found throughout Northern Europe, America, and parts of China. It isn’t clear what the exact progression of its native location is, but it is an offshoot of the traditional cabbage species.contains disease-fighting properties known as polyphenols, which offer antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. It also is a great source of dietary fiber and a rich source of several vitamins. One of the main reasons why red cabbage is such a popular vegetable addition to meals is the wealth of phytochemicals, antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Some of these essential components include thiamin, riboflavin, folate, calciummanganesemagnesiumiron, and potassium, as well as vitamin Cvitamin Avitamin Evitamin K, dietary fiber, and the B vitamins. Its organic compounds are almost too many to list, but its antioxidants like anthocyanins and indoles are extremely valuable for human health.

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Lavender Oil is the most used essential oil in the world today, but the benefits of lavender were actually discovered over 2,500 years ago. Because of its powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, sedative, calming and antidepressive properties, lavender oil benefits abound and it’s been used both cosmetically and therapeutically for centuries. Because lavender oil contains such versatile properties and is gentle enough to apply directly to the skin, I consider it a must-have oil, especially if you are just getting started with using essential oils for your health. Science has only recently started to evaluate the range of health benefits that lavender essential oil contains, but there’s already an abundance of evidence that points out the amazing capabilities of this oil. Some benefits include : Reduce anxiety and emotional stress, Protect against diabetes symptoms, Improve brain function, Help to heal burns and wounds, Improve sleep, Restore skin complexion and reduce acne, Slow aging with powerful antioxidants, Relieve pain, Alleviate headaches! Just to name few.

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Plums  are juicy and delicious fruits that belong to the genus Prunus of the Rosaceae family which also includes peachesapricots, and nectarines. They exist in diverse colors and shapes with over 2000 different varieties. Plums contain an assortment of healthy componentsvitamins, and minerals. They are an excellent source of vitamins such as vitamin Avitamin C (ascorbic acid), folate, and vitamin K (phylloquinone).  They are also a good source of vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B-6, and vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol). The minerals present in them include potassium, fluoride, phosphorous, magnesiumironcalcium, and zinc. They also supply dietary fiber and offer very low calories without any harmful fats. Plum extracts are valuable for treating obesity and other complications associated with obesity. Studies have shown that consumption of stone fruits such as plums helps in fighting metabolic syndrome, due to the presence of bioactive compounds.They are rich in fiber and help to ease digestion, as well as great source of vitamin 

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Figs, the Fig tree is a member of the mulberry family, usually found in Asia. The dried form of fig is available almost everywhere, all year round are rich in natural health benefiting phytonutrients, antioxidants and vitamins.The health benefits of figs come from the presence of mineralsvitamins, and fiber contained in the fruits. They contain a wealth of beneficial nutrients, including vitamin Avitamin B1vitamin B2calciumironphosphorusmanganesesodiumpotassium, and chlorine. Dried figs are a great concentrated source of minerals and vitamins. Helps with constipation, there are 5 grams of fiber in every three-fig serving. That high concentrationof fiber helps promote healthy, regular bowel function and prevents constipation. Fiber works to add bulk and mass to the bowel movements, so it not only prevents constipation but also eliminates  and unhealthy or irregular bowel movements. It also helps with weight loss. The fiber in figs helps reduce weight and is often recommended for obese people. However, their high-calorie count can also result in weight gain, especially when consumed with milk. A few figs are enough to get the recommended amount of nutrients, so don’t overeat.