Purple and blue may not be as common to find in the average meal as some other colors, but purple and blue foods have many health benefits, including antioxidant and anti-aging benefits and may also help with memory, urinary tract health and reduce your cancer risks.
March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Eat Right with Color,” encouraging everyone to pack more nutrition into your day with colorful foods on your plate. Here are examples of just a few nutritious options to add more purples and blues to your plate:
Fruits such as blackberries, blueberries, plums and raisins make a great snack or can be added to cereal, oatmeal, pancakes, salads or desserts.
Vegetables such as eggplants, purple cabbage and purple potatoes are healthful options that may be added to salads or even served as a main ingredient in entrees.
For recipes, videos, tips, games and other resources to help you “Eat Right with Color,” visit www.eatright.org/nnm.