Monday, May 23, 2011

Black is the new Green

-BLACK RICE: -more vitamin E than brown rice (it's all in the bran hull!), bolsters immune system & protects cells from free radical damage
antioxidants than blueberries

-BLACKBERRIES: -packed w/polyphenols that aid brain function
-very high in
fiber (8g per cup!)

-BLACK SOYBEANS: -reduce risk of blood clots more than yellow or green soybeans (edamame)
omega-3s that reduce risk of heart disease

-BLACK LENTILS: loaded w/iron (1 cup=1/2 daily requirement for women)
-high in
soluble fiber which may lower cholesterol & improve immune function

-BLACK BEANS: their dark skin are packed with bioflavanoids which protect against cancer

-BLACK TEA: contains theaflavins-- antioxidants that may ease muscle soreness after exercise. May also lower risk of heart attack.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Forget what you were told!

Why you should be eating chicken skin (mono- and poly-unsaturated fat!) and dark meat (vitamins, minerals) - Coming soon...

a useful list

The Fab Fourteen (from the Institute of Food Technology)

-Quinoa & buckwheat
-Brown rice
-Nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, pecans, pistachios, walnuts)
-Black raspberries