The Magic Of Black Nutrition
Colourful fruits and vegetables are healthy, but these “black” foods pack a nutritional punch too. Make them part of your diet!
1. Have BLACK PEPPER instead of white pepper
To: Protect against type2 diabetes and improve digestion
According to researchers from India’s Central Food Technological Research Centre, black pepper contain the active ingredient piperine which stimulates as well as hastens digestion
2. Have BLACK SESAME SEEDS instead of white sesame seeds
To : Raise your intake of antioxidants and calcium
Chinese and Canadian studies confirm that the pigment in a black sesame seed’s hull is rich in antioxidants. Plus, 1 tbsp of black sesame seeds provides 88mg of calcium, compared to 37 mg in 1 tbsp of white sesame seeds.
3. Have BLACK TEA instead of green tea
To: Ease stress and protect against Parkinson’s disease.
Drinking 23 cups of black tea a month cuts the risk of
Parkinson’s disease by 71 percent, states a recent study.
Black tea also markedly lowers the levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.
4. Have BLACKBERRIES instead of strawberries
To: Boost your antioxidant intake.
Out of 1,500 foods recently tested at the University of Oslo,
blackberries contained the most antioxidants per serve.
They may also be helpful in fighting against both skin lung cancer.
5. Have BLACKRICE instead of white rice
To: Increase levels of “good” cholesterol and protect
South Korean studies reveal that black rice, being rich in fibre,
raises HDL (good cholesterol) levels. The anthocyanins – pigments
that give this rice its dark hue – may also inhibit production of cancer cells.