Black is the New GreenI read an interesting article on the new foods this year, so I thought I’d share it with you.
Apparently black foods possess greater amounts of antioxidants due to their color. The author recommends including these foods into your diet.Blackberries have high levels of anti-oxidants and vitamin C.
Black rice, which I had never heard of, contains high levels of vitamin E, antioxidants, and also contains vitamin B’s, calcium, magnesium and zinc and has a low gylcemic index. It doesn’t cook well in a rice cooker.Black Beluga lentils, another food I’d never heard of, has 16 grams of cholesterol lowering, blood stabilizing fibre, 18 grams of protein, 40 grams of carbs, less than 1 gram of fat and only 230 calories in one cup. It also contains folate and magnesium.
Black bean shave bio-flavonoids, fibre and protein as well as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection. I have heard of this one, eat it often and like it.
Wines from black grapes, or any grape, in moderation can lower the risk of heart attacks, heart disease, strokes, Type 2 diabetes, gallstones, cataracts, colon cancer and mental decline. I do love that wine. And in Europe wine is considered a food. The darker colored, black grapes have higher antioxidants. Some of the black grapes are: Bonardo from Argentina, Carmenere from Chile, Primitivo from Italy, Shiraz, or Syrah, (one of my favorites) from Australia and Tempranillo from Spain.The article I took this information is Shari Darling. Her website is http://sharidarling.com/
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