The eight purple fruits and veggies you need to be eating
A healthy diet is a colorful diet. Fruits and vegetables come in five main color categories: red, orange/yellow, purple/blue, white, and green. Each one of these colors represents, in general, a specific vitamin, mineral, or antioxidant. For example, green vegetables are high in vitamin K and folate, whereas orange or yellow fruits and veggies are usually high in beta carotene and vitamin C.
Although these aren't hard fast and rules, grouping fruits and veggies by color and trying to eat as many of each category as possible is a great way to ensure you are getting the nutrition variety your body needs. As a dietitian, one of the first suggestions I make is to always have an array of colors on your plate, your plate should look like a rainbow at every meal.
But, there is one color that can easily be ignored because these foods may not always be front of mind; that color is purple. Here is a list of purple foods you may want to try if you aren't eating them already. They are really incredible for health.