Eating Purple Colored Fruit Can Help You Avoid Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis

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Research suggests that eating purple colored fruit can help you avoid Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. This simple remedy for keeping at bay degenerative diseases is a result of the interaction of free radicals and antioxidants in the body. Purple fruits act as the catalyst for this process.


 


Free Radicals:


Purple fruits are power fruits and are high in antioxidants that protect our tissue from the harmful effects of free radicals. Free radicals are products of normal metabolism in the body and are considered toxins that eventually lead to cellular destruction. They mainly destroy the DNA or the cellular membrane. Environmental factors like pollution, radiation, smoke, herbicides also trigger free radicals in the body.


Antioxidants:


Antioxidants are molecules that interact and neutralize these free-radicals and protect the body from their harmful effects. They also help in healing wounds, preventing periodontal diseases and maintaining the levels of collagen and connective tissue essential for the body.


Purple fruits and their effects:


A daily dose of fruits and vegetables is always good for the body. Purple fruits such as pomegranates, acai berries, plums, blueberries, black currants, purple figs and raspberries have beneficial effects. In addition eggplants, grapes, purple cabbage, purple onions and cranberries also serve the same purpose. Polyphenols like anthocyanin are present in these purple fruits, and act as potent antioxidants in the body, helping in lowering our risk of age-related illnesses.


So the next time you are shopping make sure you pick up those purple fruits and vegetables and eat plenty of them live a healthy life!


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