A pretty hued diet that counts Mariah Carey as a fan.
Leave it to celebrities to popularize wacky fad diets.
The Purple Diet, reportedly followed by singer Mariah Carey, is a nutrition plan in which you eat nothing but, you guessed it - purple-colored foods.
Rich in antioxidants, the Purple Diet has gained notorieity as the micronutrient, resveratrol was found to have powerful anti-oxidizing and anti-aging benefits. Resveratrol is a nutrient found in purple and red foods, most notably, red grapes. It is believed to support collagen synthesis, which is essential for skin renewal.
The goal of the Purple Diet isn't so much on weight loss as it is on anti-aging and restoring a youthful glow to your skin and appearance.
- Diet high in antioxidants
- Limited amount of time for diet makes it somewhat practical to follow
- Promotes a natural-foods diet with no refined or processed foods
- Very earth-friendly
- Likely to result in quick weight loss
- Healthier than taking a synthetic resevertrol supplement
- Benefits may not be long-standing unless purple foods are eaten on a regular basis
- Very restrictive
The Purple Diet lasts three days and during these time you eat an abundance of purple-hued and dark-red hued foods.
Foods included on the Purple Diet include:
- Red grapes
- Purple onions
- Red apples
- Red wine
There are no specific exercise requirements for The Purple Diet.CONCLUSION
The Purple Diet is a fad diet, albeit a healthy one, which restricts what you can eat for three days to only natual purple-hued foods. So purple Mountain Dew, grape Popsicles and Jolly Joes candies don't make the cut.
While this diet gets high marks for its inclusion of super healthy fruits and vegetables, it is nonetheless a fad diet. If you want to reap the antiaging benefits of resvertrol-containing purple foods, simply add a few plums, red grapes and a glass of red wine to your weekly eating routine rather than following such a restrictive diet for three days.Common Misspellings
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