...Believe it or not.....Black Rice is The New Super-food
The Amercians and Europeans can sometimes really be behind the times.....
First they had blackberries, then they had blueberries, and now black rice is knocking both of them to the curb and being touted as the new 'super food'.
Just one spoonful of black rice contains greater nutritional value than blackberries and blueberries!!!!
Researchers have been raving about black rice,dubbing it as the new cancer-fighting food. But just what makes black rice so super...?
Due to it's nutritional value, black rice contains many great health benefits. Being rich in iron, fibe rand antioxidants, it can help to prevent many diseases and improve overall health in many areas.
In particular, the high volume of anthocyanin antioxidants contributes to black rice's new status as a 'super-food'.
These antioxidants have helped many see significant improvements with a variety of health conditions.
Researchers at Louisiana State University in the US recently studied black rice and discoveredmany great health benefits.
• Contains high levels of water soluble anthocyanin antioxidants
• High mineral content – rich in iron and amino acids
• Low in sugar but high in fibre
• Helps to protect arteries
• Prevents DNA damage that leads to cancer
• Anthocyanin antioxidants help to fight heart disease, cancer and other diseases
• Reduces cholesterol
It is believed that black rice is even healthier than brown rice, which contains high levels of vitamin E compounds and antioxidants.
At the moment, black rice is most commonly used in food decoration. This includes things like sushi, noodles and desserts.
It is believed that black rice may soon used to make cereal, cookiescakes, biscuits and beverages among many other things. So, get prepared to see an influx of black rice products hitting the market in the near future....and start eating a lot more of it !!!!
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