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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?