Foods that are black in color can be full of health benefits. Such foods have vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anthocyanin in them. For years Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines have recommended these foods for wellness. Chinese lore talks about black corresponding to the water element, nourishing the kidneys, and keeping the mind harmonious.
Magic exists not only in spells but also in the food that you eat. You just need to focus on healthy choices and you would be surprised. You will drop weight fast and improve your overall health by understanding that certain foods have magical health characteristics. Making the right dietary choices can help you stay happy, healthy and more relaxed in life. Here are five black superfoods that can help keep you warm this winter.
These tart black berries are brimming with antioxidants. The berries have vitamin c, vitamin k, manganese, polyphenols, minerals, fiber and folic acid. You will find berries on most superfood lists. Supposedly, the polyphenols that are in berries can make you smarter by reducing inflammation in the brain and enhancing the neuron communications. Nutrients in berries are purported to improve information processing and even your memory.
Black beans contain many cancer fighting antioxidants and anthocyanin not to mention butyric acid. Anthocyanin contained in black beans is supposed to help destroy cancer cells and black the creation of blood vessels that wind up feeding the tumors. This can help reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Add some black rice to your black beans! Black rice has been said to help reduce breast cancer cells because it is so rich in vitamins b, vitamins e, calcium, iron, zinc and magnesium. While it won’t perform a miracle, cancer research does show that eating healthy foods rich in nutrients can both help to prevent cancer and keep the body stay healthy once cancer is detected. Nutrient rich foods are indeed magical disease fighters.
Squid ink black pasta
Bioactive elements in black pasta ink could help halt breast cancer cells and stunt growth of new tumors. Black pasta is popular in Spain and Italy. While green has been the trend and the rage in the U.S., black foods are becoming a chic way to add variety to superfood diets. You can find black pasta at specialty markets and health food stores such as Whole Foods, Sprouts or Bristol Farms.
Black sesame seeds and black sesame oil are purported to boost serotonin and calm the nerves. Perfect for stress, these seeds or the oil form of them, will fortify your bones and system with calcium and magnesium. Ayurveda believes that black sesame can help improve the health of your hair and skin, normalize blood pressure and fortify your liver, help to prevent stomach irritation, as well as strengthen your memory.