Analysts including food purple color in the top 10 global trends in 2017 told the publication The Daily Mail. This color, as shown by several studies associated with a positive effect on the body, exerted by antioxidants, which are contained in the purple food.
The expert of the world food market, the company Whole Foods, which announced the purple foods healthy trend of the coming year, said in a press release: "This color is indicative of their nutritional value and the presence of antioxidants. Burgundy, purple, purple coloring fruit due to the large amount of anthocyanins - natural pigments that have the ability to protect cells from oxidative damage. "
In support of this application say the results of research. For example, the work of Portuguese researchers showed that the anthocyanins in blueberries cropped onkokletok growth in breast cancer. The same effect has been found in studies by anthocyanins contained in the black rice (China), and the purple corn (US) against breast cancer and colon cancer.
Substances anthocyanins are also found in large quantities in the sink, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, black currants, cherries, grapes, eggplant, beets, red cabbage, sweet peppers, carrots, cauliflower and asparagus. According to a study involving 16 thousand people, reported by the Annals of Neurology, anthocyanins present in the natural fruit, do not give to grow old brain, contributing to the preservation of memory and cognitive abilities.
Scientists also believe that anthocyanins protect against premature aging of the skin and good for the heart and blood vessels. Circulation Journal published the results of a research project, during which it was established that women who consume more than three servings painted in shades of purple fruits and berries per week, the risk of heart attack is reduced by 32%.