Adding a green bean salad with a variety of other ingredients could be your powerful step to boost collagen production in your body. With age, we lose a natural production of collagen. But with our healthy habits like including wholefoods into daily meals, you and I can do a successful upkeep of our skin, hair, and microbiome.
Add A Powerful Source of Fiber To Your Daily Diet
Green Beans are an excellent source of FIBER which helps to maintain a healthy weight and remove body’s by-products.
The mineral content includes calcium, silicon, iron, manganese, potassium, and copper. Our bodies get a quick and easy access to all these wonderful things that are in green beans. Enjoy them more frequently!
Also, test and include into cooking repertoire some recipes with green beans and make those recipes several times a month. You will see a huge difference how you feel, how your gut feels. Remember, making small steps count to celebrate life at full speed. Enjoy this recipe!
If you are a fan of fresh greens with protein options of your choice, check out this delicious Classic Nicoise Sardine Salad.
Benefits of Cooking With Fresh Green Beans
Nutrients offered by the green beans provide key benefits to the health of our microbiome, skin, hair, nails. Young, tender green beans offer a nice, crunchy, low-calorie food for any tie of the day. As green beans are a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, folate, vitamin K and silicon, you may also take advantage to improve the well-being of your bones, skin, and hair.
As far as hair goes, check out this detailed post for Natural Hair Care Products to eliminate frizz while strengthening hair follicles.
Enjoy Green Beans Salad As Is or Add Your Favorite Protein Source
The classic succotash is made from corn and beans. In this summer garden version, fresh kernels are sauteed with green beans.
You can certainly add your favorite protein to this robust green bean salad with corn. I go after lentils, quinoa, garbanzo beans and tofu as a vegetarian source of protein. But feel free to add organic turkey, chicken or fish to make it even more satisfying and to your liking.
As green beans are rich in vitamin C, your skin will appreciate this green beans salad. Vitamin C is a must-have chemical for collagen production. With natural aging, collagen formation goes down. However, you can really boost it by including wholefoods rich in vitamin C into your daily diet.
Check out this detailed post on different types of collagen and specifically Hydrolyzed Collagen Benefits for women.
Use Pressure Cooker for Frozen Beans
This easy recipe reminds me of a delicious corn and green bean succotash sans sticky sauce. Both beans and corn kernels are deliciously mixed with pine nuts, herbs, and Parmesan cheese.
Green Beans Salad with Corn, Pine Nuts and Cranberries
Adding this green beans salad with corn to your regular diet contributes to a healthy microbiome, stronger hair, and young-looking skin.
- ½ Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup frozen or fresh corn
- ½ cup shallots or onion chopped
- Salt, pepper to taste
- 1.5 lbs green beans, stem ends removed cut into about 2-inch lengths
- ½ cup water
- Pine nuts, cranberries, Parmesan cheese for garnish
I have prepared this recipe in a Pressure Cooker. The result is a quick meal that tastes awesome and not overcooked. Pressure cooker is very helpful when I have only frozen green beans on hand.
Select Browning cooking option and add oil, shallots or onions, corn. Cook until lightly browned.
Add green beans, salt, water.
Cover and lock lid in place.
Select High Pressure and set times for 2 minutes.
When audible beep sounds, turn off.
Use Quick Pressure Release to release pressure.
Transfer green beans into plates, garnish with pine nuts, cranberries, any cheese you love.
Add any protein source, like fish, chicken, tofu, to this dish. Or enjoy it as is.
The taste is amazing, very palatable.
You can add shiitake mushrooms to the Browning stage to add crunchiness to this recipe.