Tuesday, January 22, 2008

All Purple Diet?

Are You Getting Enough Purple?
Only 3% of Americans' fruit and vegetable intake is from the purple/blue food category. Yet, these fruits and vegetables contain an abundance and variety of antioxidants and phytonutrients not found in other colored fruits and vegetables.


The following fruits & vegetables are all part of the purple/blue category:

Blueberries
Blackberries
Purple Grapes
Concord & Black Seedless
Purple Figs
Plums
Raisins
Eggplant
Purple Cabbage

How can you get more purple/blue fruits and vegetables in your diet?

Sprinkle blueberries on your bowl of cereal
Add a handful of raisins to your oatmeal
Pack a purple fruit in your child's lunchbox
Toss sliced purple grapes on your lunchtime salad

*Remember the word PURPLE next time you go shopping at the market- :)

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