John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares why every gardener needs to grow purple vegetables for their health, the soil & pollinators.
In this episode, you will discover why John planted more purple-colored vegetables in his garden this cool season than any other year.
You will learn some of the science-proven health benefits of purple pigmented vegetables due to their anthocyanin content. Vegetables can be a rich source of easily digestible purple pigments in plant foods.
John will share some of the science that he has learned about how purple foods can protect you from free radicals, reduce inflammation, help with cancer prevention, improves memory, improves blood sugar, and even help you to lose weight.
You will discover how many different kinds of anthocyanin pigments exist in the world, and why John is so into purple-colored vegetables.
You will also learn why Anthocyanin pigments are said to be more complex than other pigments found in plants such as beta-carotene and others.
Next, you will learn about some anthocyanin-rich foods that John does not grow currently, but consumes to up his anthocyanin content in his diet as he feels it is important to have optimal health. You will learn how some of these foods that he eats can be used to grow foods in your garden and have even more purple-colored foods.
Next, John will take you around his garden and share with you 12 vegetables that he grows that contain anthocyanins that are super easy to grow and super nutrient-dense to eat that will fuel your body with the power of purple veggies.
Next, you will learn the specific soil amendments that have been shown to boost plant metabolites including phytonutrients, such as anthocyanin so you can even have higher levels of these pigments in your plants that growing with an N-P-K fertilizer out of a bag, that will not give the plant all the nutrients and microbiome elements required to create healthier, more disease-resistant plants that will in turn help get you healthier at the same time.
Finally, John will share the best way to keep the highest level of anthocyanins in foods that you can do free! You will also learn two of the best ways John uses to preserve the anthocyanins & extract other important plant phytonutrients out of his plants by using a slow juicer and vacuum blender. You will learn what John does not traditionally blend his purple foods like the majority of people on the plant and how by using different equipment, you can significantly increase the polyphenol content of your foods.
Finally, You will discover why John uses the Blendtec Nutrient Preserver blending his anthocyanin rich and why it is essential to retain the highest level of antioxidants and polyphenols. You will also learn about John’s favorite Slow juicer that he extracts the plant phytochemicals and extracts them so he can include more vegetables in his diet.
After watching this episode, you will learn why every gardener needs to grow and eat purple vegetables, how to increase plant phytonutrients, and process the purple vegetables best when consuming to get the maximum health benefits.
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