Five Age-Defying Foods for the 50+ Crowd

Beans, beans… Good for your heart; great for your bones.  White beans are especially rich in calcium and protein, both of which promote strong, healthy bones by fighting the natural loss of bone density that gains momentum after the big 5-0, which can lead to osteoporosis. There’s just one caveat: Beans contain substances called phytates that may interfere with your body’s calcium absorption, but you can reduce the phytate level by soaking beans in water for a few hours and then boiling them in fresh water.  For a yummy, easy-to-make snack, try my recipe for Tuscan white bean dip, grab some raw veggies, and dig in.