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Navratri Special: Health Benefits of Blue Coloured Foods

  By posted Oct 11th 2013
Healthy Living

 

Navratri Special: Health Benefits of Blue Coloured Foods

The fifth colour of Navratri is blue or purple. This colour denotes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. So let us explore the health and nutritional benefits of blue coloured foods.

 

Shilpa Mittal - Nutritionist, Diet Consultant and Founder of Nutrilife Health Management, Mumbai, shares with us, the health benefits of adding blue coloured foods to our meals.  

 

What they contain: 


According to various studies, the colour blue is considered to be peaceful and calming. Food is blue in colour because of its richness in health-boosting phytochemicals known as anthocyanins and resveratrol.

 

Health Benefits:


1. Anthocyanins


This antioxidant possesses great anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic property. It helps in lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases, obesity and diabetes.

 

2. Resveratrol


This antioxidant has anti-ageing and disease preventing properties. It is very good for heart health, because it helps to reduce inflammation and bad cholesterol. Besides, it also helps to prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s. 

 

Overall, blue colour foods help in boosting overall health, by preventing diseases and promoting longevity. They are also good memory boosting foods.

 

 Best Blue Foods:


Blueberries, blackberries, eggplant, figs, plums, raisins and purple cabbage.

 

*Image courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images

 

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