Daily Challenge Monday Aug. 06, 2012

Healthy Behaviors
Healthy Behaviors

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Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.

Everyday Well-Being

Put 1 purple food on your grocery list, such as grapes, eggplant, blackberries, or plums.

How to do it

When you put together your next shopping list, include the power of purple by writing down one type of purple produce. Some tasty choices include grapes, eggplant, blackberries, blueberries, plums, figs, and prunes.

Why it matters

Pile on the purple! Purple produce gets its color from anthocyanin, an antioxidant that is believed to offer many health benefits. It may help prevent heart disease, cancer, and stroke. And fruits and veggies - whether they are purple or not - always offer your body necessary nutrients and fiber.

Fun fact

The first draft for the 1984 movie "Purple Rain" was titled "Dreams." Prince requested many changes, including a new title that incorporated the word "purple."

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