When we think about anti-aging, we tend to first think of creams, facials, supplements, surgery and other treatments.
In our insatiable quest to remove wrinkles, we’ve missed one very important factor in the fountain of youth: nutrition.
Anti-aging is a concept that can be thought of in terms of prevention and treatment. For prevention, nutrition plays a large role in how we age. When it comes to our skin and how we look, we are what we eat. If you want to let Mother Nature help you grow old gracefully, you have to eat foods that are packed with anti-oxidants, nature’s own ‘better than Botox’ remedy.
These super foods as we like to call them, are disease fighting compounds that help our bodies naturally fight the signs of aging by boosting our immune system so that our bodies can successfully destroy free radicals.
Anti-Aging Super Food- Beans
You might be surprised to learn that beans really are the magical fruit! The more you eat….the more you defy the signs of aging! Beans — red, black, pinto, kidney — are high-octane sources of antioxidants.
Beans are loaded with anti-oxidants that help destroy damaging free radicals before they can harm our healthy cells. When our healthy cells are destroyed, it can lead to a breakdown in collagen and protein, two main components that are responsible for healthy, firm, glowing skin.
Our meatless 5-Bean Chiliis loaded with anti-oxidant packed beans! Just 1 cup of Atlantic Natural Food’s chili offers a heaping serving of protein and anti-oxidants from red beans, black beans, navy beans, pinto beans and kidney beans.
So remember to incorporate beans into your daily diet. This fat-free form of protein is also incredibly heart healthy! Click here to learn more about our 5-Bean Chili