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We all know white bread has a really bad reputation. It's criticised by nutritionists for spiking blood sugar levels and not really offering you much else in nutritional value.

Well, now PURPLE bread has surfaced and it just might make eating white bread way better for you.

Now, we're not crazy. Health fanatics have clung onto this new baked good of late and food scientists have discovered that adding anthocyanin (a natural pigment that gives aubergines, plums and black rice their distinctive colour) to white bread can slow down your digestion as well as provide some natural cancer-fighting antioxidants.

CNN spoke to a food scientist, Zhou Weibiao at the National University of Singapore, who said that purple bread is digested 20 times slower than your regular white bread and it also lowers your glycemic index.

As well as that, because it brings down the digestible starch content, people will eat less of it as oppose to regular white bread.

"The challenge was to see if we could change the formula of bread, without changing the smooth texture of white bread that people really love," Zhou told CNN.

"You are eating the same amount of starch and wheat flour, so the nutritional value is the same. The key idea here is slowing down the energy release, so you use those calories over a longer period of time."

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These foods have powerful antioxidant properties and can help prevent diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

1. Berries
Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries are rich in antioxidants and can help prevent cancer and heart disease.

2. Green tea
As well as promoting weight-loss, green tea can also prevent high cholesterol.

3. Tomatoes
Tomatoes are known to be a powerful antioxidant food.

4. Cranberries
We all know the benefits of cranberries in clearing out our kidneys and keeping them healthy.

5. Garlic
Garlic has so many health properties it is a super food. It can reduce high blood pressure and has strong anti-inflammatory properties. It is also anti-fungal.

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Spirulina is a natural algae powder that is incredibly high in protein and nutrients. When taken on a regular basis, it has many benefits that will help you feel and look beautiful.

Antioxidant
It is a powerful antioxidant that helps people lose weight easily.

Protection
It helps fight against cancer and viral illnesses.

Immunity
It improves a person’s immune system.

Libido
It has been proven to increase a person’s libido level.

Amino acids
It has high levels of amino acids which help prevent different heart diseases.

Anti-aging
It contains many anti-aging properties that will helps prolong the skin aging.

If you want to get the total health benefits of spirulina, then it’s best if you buy the organic kind. Just add a spoonful into your smoothies and watch your body transform!

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