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Anthocyanins: a potent natural antioxidant

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26.02.2020

The colour of the different fruit and vegetables not only serves to brighten our dishes, but their pigmentation is also indicative of the main substances contained in the food. Thus, the colour of the pumpkin tells us that it is rich in carotenes, the intense green of the spinach is due to its chlorophyll and, when a purple colour predominates, it is due to the anthocyanins. That is why it is important to have a "colorful" diet, to ensure an intake of different nutrients beneficial to our health.

This last component, anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid that causes the striking colour of YOOM™. It´s main property is that of antioxidant that protects us from cell degeneration, in fact, it is one of the most potent that we know in food. In addition, it has other beneficial aspects, such as protecting the capillaries of the retina - benefiting our eyesight - reinforcing the cardiovascular system or even preventing diabetes or, as science indicates, helping to prevent cancer.

Although the inside of the food also contains it, it´s usually concentrated mainly on the skin, so it´s recommended to eat this type of food with it, which we also do with YOOM™ to get the most out of these magnificent properties.