It’s a scientifically-proven fact that the darker the food, the higher the antioxidant level. Antioxidants are to the body, the way rust-proof works on a car – they have the ability to mop up free radicals and keep you looking younger, longer. Thus, dark foods with a purple pigment, such as purple onions, concord grapes, purple cabbage, black mission figs, prunes and blackberries, are known for having amazing healing powers.
The purple pigment in all of these fruits and vegetables contain flavonoids, including resveratrol, which can help decrease blood pressure. Resveratrol helps relax the arterial walls, decreases the pressure in the arteries and allows better circulation. Produce with purple hues contain a variety of polyphenols that can reduce the inflammatory response in the body.
You will need:
- 1 cup Baby Spinach
- 1/2 cup fresh Blueberries
- 2 square inch chunks Cucumber x2
- 1 square inch chunks frozen Beetroot x2
- 1 cup Coconut water
- 1/2 cup Water
- 3 dried Prunes
On top we did a couple dried Dates and a couple dried Prunes, and sprinkled with a generous serving of Chia seeds; all really great foods for improving digestion.