by Conrado Luis L. Reyes
Purple has always been associated with royalty. There’s just something about it that screams ‘exclusive.’ Most of the time, ‘exclusive’ is negatively associated with ‘expensive.’ Grapes? Purple AND expensive. See?
Enter purple corn. A staple food in Ecuador and Peru, it boasts a strikingly vivid purple exterior, with many industrial uses as a natural colorant1. However, that is far from its true potential.
Many illnesses and conditions like high blood pressure, colds, and urinary tract infections have been proven to have reduced symptoms upon the introduction of purple corn into the patient’s diet3.
The hidden fact about purple corn is that it’s bursting with polyphenols called anthocyanins, which help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases2. It also gives the corn its purple hue.
This, added to the fact that it is also a great source of fiber, means that it is in your best interests to make purple corn a part of your diet.
The easiest way to do this is by drinking Euphoria’s top-of-the-line Paragis Juice, enhanced with the royalty that is purple corn. Give your heart the royal treatment without the royal price.
One sip, and you will taste the years you’ve just gained!
1Wikipedia: Purple Corn
2Soluble and bound phenolic compounds in different Bolivian purple corn ( Zea mays L.) cultivars
Cuevas Montilla, E. Et al., P (2011). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 7068–74. doi:10.1021/jf201061x. PMID 21639140.
3The Scoop On Anthocyanins