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Red, purple and blue fruit and veg keep us healthy

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Think red, purple and blue if you want to stay in tip-top health.  Those are the colours of the fruits and vegetables that are best for our gut and suppress inflammation—and they keep type 2 diabetes at bay.

Purple potatoes and sweet potatoes and radishes, red cabbage and mulberries, and blue bilberries all contain anthocyanins, compounds that give them their colour—and give us health.

The anthocyanins strengthen the intestinal barrier, maintain the gut microbiome, suppress inflammation and modulate glucose metabolism, which governs the risk of type 2 diabetes, say researchers from the University of Turku in Finland.

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References
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2023; 71: 1002; doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.2c05879
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