7. Black Beans

Black Beans

I must admit, antioxidants are not the first thing I think of when I think of beans.

However, the rich black color of black beans is an excellent source of anthocyanin.

Like the fruits and vegetables that contain anthocyanin, black beans promote antioxidant activity and have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health and inflammation, but they also have the extra benefit of protein.

Black beans are a great source of protein and provide 1/3 of your daily protein requirements in one cup!

As a vegetarian, I often eat black beans, and now I know that I am not just meeting my protein needs, I am also providing my body with antioxidants.

Adding foods rich in anthocyanin is great for your health, and the good news is it is not hard to do.

Many common foods contain abundant amounts of anthocyanins.

Try adding a few of these foods to your diet to boost your antioxidant intake.

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