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BLACK by Popular Demand

19 May

Black Rice Tofu Cakes with Sweet and Spicy Sauce

Black is in! Or at least it should be. Do you know anything about the benefits of black foods in your diet? Black or dark colored foods are nutritional powerhouses. Black foods contain high levels of antioxidants that help to keep your immune system strong. Here are some black foods and the health benefits that they bring.

Black beans contain bioflavonoids, which are beneficial in fighting diabetes and cancer.

Black rice contains high levels of vitamin E, which helps support your brain, and cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Blackberries contain polyphenols which is a kind of chemical that may protect against certain effects of aging.

Aged black garlic is a good source of s-allylcysteine, which is known for its cancer preventive properties as well as its ability to lower cholesterol.

Black lentils are full of iron and also contain high amounts of soluble fiber, which may significantly decrease the level of cholesterol in the body.

Black tea contains theaflavins which improves recovery from muscle soreness.

Is black a part of your diet?

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9 Responses to “BLACK by Popular Demand”

  1. simplystudded May 19, 2011 at 2:53 am #

    Loves it!!!!

  2. Hershey May 19, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    Thank you Ms. Studded!

  3. Jessica, May 26, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    I love this. I use black tea in my hair to help my shedding and it has made a tremendous difference. I am a firm believer.

    • simplystudded May 29, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

      Jessica thanks for the beauty tip!!! I will try it

  4. Hershey June 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    Jesse I have to call you for more hair tips. You do have some of the healthiest hair I’ve seen.

  5. Marie March 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    i know ! black is the new green !

    • Hershey March 6, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

      Lol how so?

    • simplystudded March 7, 2012 at 3:00 am #

      I think Marie means how the whole society has been on this “green” kick… Natural, healthy, farm to plate foods which favour more geans, kale, spinanch etc… And now their is all these black super foods that are being discovered that are potentially just as healthy or more healthy for you….

      • Hershey March 7, 2012 at 3:07 am #

        That is very true. I thought that’s Marie was saying.

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