Purple foods give energy, strength and a great mood in autumn, say experts.
Specialists have proven that the purple color is physiologically stronger than any other color – it slows down breathing and increases the duration of exhalation, can slow down and control the pulse, increases the endurance of the heart and vessels.
The color purple suppresses rational thinking, awakening intuition instead, say psychologists. Increases working capacity, improves sleep, stimulates the needs of spiritual development.
In the countries of Europe and America, where logic and rationalism are king (and therefore blue is a favorite color), purple is considered unprestigious.
In the countries of Asia and Africa, which are more inclined to emotionality and mysticism, respect for this color is significantly greater.
Purple foods contain vitamins and minerals that are vital to good health. Purple fruits and vegetables are rich in flavonoids.
Flavonoids are known to be powerful phytochemicals beneficial for heart health and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. These are eggplants, purple cabbage, as well as purple onions, purple potatoes and purple peppers, purple cauliflower and others.
Purple foods prevent premature aging. They owe their beautiful color to a pigment called anthocyanin. It is a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce the risk of cancer, improve memory and take care of general health, say nutritionists.