Black rice has been quite popular these days. The appearance of black rice is unique but the taste is mild and goes well almost anything.
As the long rainy season has come here in Japan, black rice is the great ingredient to be taken to survive this season and to fight against aging.
In yakuzen theory, black rice falls under summer/long rain ingredients. Black ingredients work on kidney function. Just simply cook black rice and white rice or brown rice together and sprinkle black sesame on top. Aging closely relates to kidney function. Black rice can protect skin, hair, nail, and can help recovering from fatigue in feet and lower back.
Yakuzen also says black rice improves blood circulation and digestive system. When getting old, we tend to lose our appetite and have pain all over our body without notice. Better digestive system will give us positive energy.