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Why you should eat purple fruits and vegetables?

Anthocyanin gives to plants the red, blue and purple color.

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In the new study, researchers want to focus on whether a substance known as anthocyanins, protect heart health.

Anthocyanin has already been the subject of numerous studies and scientists have found that it can accelerate the health of the whole body.

Anthocyanin is an antioxidant which is found in plants. Protects cells and repairs damage caused by the action of free radicals.

Anthocyanin gives to plants the red, blue and purple color that you to notice at strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and other fruits, and vegetables.

The study, which lasted 18 years, was attended by 93 000 women aged 25-42 years.

Scientists have observed their dietary habits, and they were filing a report every four years.

Lower risk of heart attack had women who ate at least three servings of purple fruits or vegetables per week. A single serving makes about 1/2 cup of 250ml.

Scientists have said that they should investigate in detail the impact of anthocyanins in cardiovascular health and heart.

The scientists, whose research appears in the journal Circulation point out that anthocyanins have anti-inflammatory activity, helps to lower bad (LDL) cholesterol and raise levels of good (HDL) cholesterol.

Although scientists in research devoted most attention on blueberries and strawberries, there are many foods that are rich in these powerful antioxidants, including plum, cherry and eggplant.

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