For a while, green was all the rage…green tea, dark green vegetables and green lentils. Now a new color is proving to be more of the antioxidant power house! Welcome BLACK! According to Cy Lee, PhD, a professor of food chemistry at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York “black foods have more antioxidants than light colored foods because of their high pigment content”. I am not suggesting that you leave our green friends behind, just hoping that you add some of our new found friends in.
- Try black rice instead of brown or white. It has more vitamin E which helps boost your immune system.
- Try black lentils or mix it with the traditional green to add color.
- What berries should you eat? Eat more blackberries, it’s good for the brain!
- Throw some black beans in your salad.
Remember to eat all the beautiful colors of the rainbow! Variety keeps life interesting.
Check out this article on health.com for more information: