Red alert!

By | 2019-06-25T17:18:27+01:00 June 25th, 2019|The Lymphatic System|

Why seeing red is great for lymphatic health Did you know that red-staining foods are excellent for lymphatic health? Plants, fruit and vegetables traditionally used to produce red dyes (cherries, berries, pomegranates, beetroot and cranberries) were frequently used in Ayurvedic and other Eastern medicines to boost lymphatic flow when signs of stagnation occurred. This is because the compounds responsible for their intense colour (such as anthocyanins, lycopene and betalain) are powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. Research has shown that anthocyanins in particular are effective against cancer, ageing, neurological disease, chronic inflammation and diabetes. Deserving of particular attention are [...]