New York is going mad about activated charcoal based food

The unicorn food trend is all set to be brushed aside. In it’s place a new food trend has poked up and it sees activated charcoal as the main ingredient.

Activated charcoal, which is a byproduct of burning coconut shells, wood and other materials gives a pitch black color to the food items and it’s becoming a fast rising trend. But on a good note, it could be good for your body.

“Charcoal works by essentially binding the drug or toxic chemical in the stomach before it can be absorbed by the body, providing an effect like stomach pumping without having to pump your stomach,” Julie Upton, registered dietician, told Real Simple.