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7 Healthy Ways to Eat 'Ultra Violet' Pantone Color of the Year

Thursday Jan 25, 2018

Pantone recently announced "Ultra-Violet" as the 2018 color of the year. But instead of putting it on your walls or integrating into your wardrobe, consider eating it, according to Dr. Christopher Calapai, who suggests these antioxidant-rich foods are more beneficial than just their pretty hue.

1. Blackberries are loaded with vitamin C, as well as vitamins A, E, K, and B vitamins, antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which sift free radicals and reactive oxygen species.

2. Blueberries are a top superfood of the fruit world, containing iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and vitamin K, which help and maintain bone health.

3. Red cabbage contains disease-fighting properties known as polyphenols, which offer antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. It also is a great source of dietary fiber and a rich source of several vitamins.

4. Lavender Oil created from the lavender herb, has been proven to assist with getting rid of bloating and calming itching.

5. Plums are rich in fiber and help to ease digestion, as well as a great source of vitamin A.

6. Açaí Berries are loaded with antioxidants, as well as being rich in fiber, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins A, B, C and E, mineral salts (calcium, iron, phosphorus, and potassium) amongst others.

7. Figs are rich in natural health benefiting phytonutrients, antioxidants and vitamins. Dried figs are a great concentrated source of minerals and vitamins.

Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. is an Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine and anti-aging medicine. Proclaimed the "The Stem Cell Guru" by the New York Daily News, Dr. Calapai is a leader in the field of stem cell therapy in the U.S.


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