Brain Bulletin #69 - The Colour Purple

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Why does your brain need a steady diet of purple?

Your brain craves purple foods. They're good for your heart and your brain. And remember...what's good for your heart is good for your brain. Poor nutrition and lack of dietary knowledge can inhibit your ability to reach maximum cerebral achievement.

Purple foods are packed with polyphenols. That's what produces the beautiful rich colour. Polyphenols help keep your arteries and blood vessels healthy and flexible. This reduces your risk of Alzheimer's and heart disease.

Adding purple foods to your diet enhances brain function. Studies have shown that eating a cup of blueberries daily can improve the way your brain cells communicate with each other. The result is a better memory!

These can be all part of your regular brain diet:

  • blueberries
  • grapes
  • raisins
  • plums
  • prunes
  • purple kale
  • beets
  • kidney beans
  • purple cabbage
  • acai berries
  • eggplant
  • and, of course, some of these are great as juice.

When you are planning your meals and snacks be sure to put purple on your plate and in your glass. You brain will thank you.

For a list of more great brain foods click here: Is Your Brain Rancid?

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