Purple Cauliflower, Purple Cabbage, Purple Kale, Purple Eggplant, Purple Onion, Acai Berries, Black Currants, Black Salsify, Blackberries, Blueberries, Eggplants, Grapes, Plums, Prunes
BENEFITS + NUTRIENTS:
These foods are good for protecting the urinary tract and memory function from metabolic and dietary acid. -For slowing down aging and keeping the lungs healthy. They also lower the risk of some cancers. All blue and purple shaded fruit and vegetables add health-enhancing flavonoids, phytochemicals, and other antioxidants which buffer excess metabolic and dietary acid.
Did you know the blue and purple in fruit and vegetables contain alkalizing nutrients (lutein, zeaxanthin, resveratrol, fiber, flavonoids, ellagic acid, and quercetin)?
Alkalizing nutrients support...
- retinal health
- lower LDL cholesterol
- the immune system activity
- the healthy alkalizing of foods...
- ...and liquids ingested
- improve calcium and other alkaline mineral
- buffer all acids that cause inflammation
- prevent and reduce tumor growth
- act as an anti-carcinogen in the alimentary canal...
- ...and limit the activity of acid that causes cancerous cells.
- Some Good Sources: Purple Cauliflower, Purple Cabbage
- Their Benefits: Derived from sulfur compounds in cruciferous veggies, these may slow the metabolism of carcinogens and metabolic and dietary acids.
- Cooking Tip: Steamed cauliflower is likely the best prep for retaining indoles. Tossed with chopped kale, mashed avocado and olive oil.
2. ELLAGIC ACID
- Some Good Sources: Purple and Blue Berries
- Their Benefits: The phytochemical may lessen the effect of the acid estrogen in causing breast-cancer cell growth.
- Cooking Tip: Keep frozen berries on hand for smoothies. Blend them with spinach, avocado, and alkaline ice to buffer the acids or sugars in the mildly acidic berries.
- Some Good Sources: Red Cabbage, Purple Eggplant, Grapes, Berries
- Their Benefits: These antioxidants or anti-acids improve brain function and balance, reduce metabolic and dietary acid that increases the risk for cancer, stroke, and heart disease.
- Cooking Tip: Try swapping in finely shredded cabbage for your typical salad greens, toss with avocado and purple onion.