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A Key to Longevity - Beans
EngineerGuy posted:
Hi folks,

One of the keys to longevity is beans.

Beans have great staying power. The last between meals, and provide energy and nutrition for hours and hours. Very healthy. There si a website devoted to the health benefits of resistant starch (amazingly, )

Here's an article saying that beans are the best predictor of long life, in one study.

Legumes: the most important dietary predictor of survival in older people of different ethnicities. Asia Pac J Clin
Nutr. 2004; 13(Suppl):S126. Blackberry I ; Kouris-Blazos A ; Wahlqvist ML ; et al.

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2004;13(2):217-20.
Legumes: the most important dietary predictor of survival in older people of different ethnicities.
Darmadi-Blackberry I, Wahlqvist ML, Kouris-Blazos A, Steen B, Lukito W, Horie Y, Horie K.

Public Health Division, National Ageing Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia.

To identify protective dietary predictors amongst long-lived elderly people (N= 785), the "Food Habits in Later Life "(FHILL) study was undertaken among five cohorts in Japan, Sweden, Greece and Australia. Between 1988 and 1991, baseline data on food intakes were collected. There were 785 participants aged 70 and over that were followed up to seven years. Based on an alternative Cox Proportional Hazard model adjusted to age at enrollment (in 5-year intervals), gender and smoking, the legume food group showed 7-8% reduction in mortality hazard ratio for every 20g increase in daily intake with or without controlling for ethnicity (RR 0.92; 95% CI 0.85-0.99 and RR 0.93; 95% CI 0.87-0.99, respectively). Other food groups were not found to be consistently significant in predicting survival amongst the FHILL cohorts.

PMID: 15228991
jc3737 responded:
Very powerful evidence EG.Great post.

Backs up the "greens and beans" diet.
raboof replied to jc3737's response:
Mexican Cabbage -- 294 cal/2.7 grams fat/17.7 G fiber

Cabbage, beans, corn, onion, tomatoes, chiles. Yum!

I haven't made this yet, but I've put on my to-do list. Looks simple and tasty.
EngineerGuy replied to raboof's response:
Hi jc,

Thanks very much.

Hi raboof,

The recipe looks great. Shall try.

Best regards, EngineerGuy

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