Beans & Greens & Longevity

What seems to pop up most often when diet is discussed in the articles and the news reports on places like Okinawa and Icaria is leafy greens and legumes. This makes sense because they are a prominent in the Mediterranean Diet, and for the same reason: heart health, colon health, antioxidants.

It's a good thing I like them so much!

Have you tried that black bean and potato recipe I posted last night? You should. It's so cheap and it tastes really good.

tomato sauce - $.80
potatoes - $2.00
black beans - $1.00

Not bad! If I had them at hand when I made the recipe up, I'd've added some sort of leafy green, like kale or swiss chard, too.

See all the posts on longevity, Blue Zones and Icaria here.

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