Black soybeans, Black beans

As an Anti-aging Medicine
A Cost-Effective, Natural
Skin, Hair, & Nutrition Formula

Looking for natural skin care in food? Then try black soybeans or black beans. Both beans have similar nutritional components.


black beans are more widely available than black soybeans.

See facts about black beans below:

In Asian medicine, black beans are widely used for improving skin and keeping a healthy diet. Both beans also contain isoflavones (like soy) and have an abundance of essential amino acids, Vitamin E, saponins, and other nutritional components.

The most important nutritional aspect is that they capture an abundance of Vitamin E in their black skin, which protects the beans’ nutritional value.

Also, “…Beans, particularly black beans, are a rich source of antioxidants; beans with darker colored seed coats have higher levels of flavonoids, and thus higher antioxidant activity (J Agric Food Chem 2003).”

According to many black bean studies in Asia, black beans are widely understood as being a natural medicine that improves health more than eating soybeans does. In addition, the rich proteins and Vitamin E contained in black beans are good for skin elastin and work as collagen under the skin. Vitamin E in black beans is a fat-soluble vitamin that yields antioxidant effects.

This antioxidant effect can protect your skin and keep it healthy and beautiful; this effect is also known to promote anti-aging.

So which beans can you use? You can use both beans that are available. If you can’t find black soybeans, any regular black beans or Spanish black turtle beans are good to use.

They are inexpensive and can easily be purchased at any store. When going to a natural store, you may be able to find black soybeans in a can. Either way, both beans contain well-known, natural anti-aging medicinal properties that can possibly rejuvenate your skin and hair while providing nutrition.

Though there are many health benefits that can be gained from black beans, the five components below are most valuable for promoting anti-aging.

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5 Valuable Components
of Black SoyBeans/Black beans

  1. Anthocyanin. . . The Black Color

  2. For anti-aging, anthocyanin plays a very effective role in maintaining the antioxidants that help the human body.

    Anthocyanin is usually found in black foods and is water-soluble.

    Black soybeans and black beans contain anthocyanin, which makes the skin of the beans black and captures and improves its nutrition remarkably.

    The strongly enriched nutrition in the black skin of the beans captures an abundance of Vitamin E and minerals.

    This abundance of Vitamin E and essential amino acids helps to maintain healthy, younger skin and hair, and to build muscle.

    Furthermore, the black color contains high antioxidant components that possibly prevent aging, cancer, and ulcers. This is why Oriental doctors emphasize eating the black bean’s skin as well as the rest of the bean.

    In addition, according to the Journal of Medicinal Food, anthocyanin has an anti-obesity effect.

    Read the article, Anti-Obesity and Hypolipidemic Effects of Black Soybean Anthocyanins

    Here is a list of black anthocyanin foods: black sesame seeds, seaweed, dark mushrooms, black chickens, blackberries, black beans, etc.

    After reading this list, you may be curious about black chickens. Black chickens are like medicine in poultry. This meat is more likely to be treated as a medicine meat because of its color. The black poultry is tender and leaner than normal meat. It is also more expensive than normal chicken. The anthocyanin in this meat’s black skin is just as important as the black color in black beans.

    Along with the benefits that it already has, the black food can also be processed synthetically to increase its nutrients. With the popular attention black beans have received, manufacturers have also introduced black bean products, such as soup, tea, ice cream, snacks, tofu, shampoo, and skin cream, etc.

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  3. Kidney Protection

  4. According to Oriental medicine, five of our organs can be linked to five different colors:

    Heart=red, Lung=white, Spleen=yellow, Liver=blue, Kidney=black.

    The correlations between the organs and colors have meaning when it comes to food. How can we maintain strong organs in the body? In the view of Asian medicine, the answer is in natural food color. By consuming a variety of colorful foods, you can make your body’s organs healthy and strong.

    WHO (World Health Organization) recommends an intake of colorful food that contains phytochemical substances, which possibly protect against disease. These five different colors in food effectively revitalize your skin and protect your body against health problems.

    For instance, if you eat black-colored food like black soybeans/black beans, the black food helps strengthen the kidneys and also improves the function of the bladder. The kidney system not only encompasses the bladder but also is vital to bone, muscle, and other organ systems, because it makes sure that good blood is circulating throughout all the systems.

    The black color intake helps to support and strengthen the normal function of the kidney system. When the kidney becomes strong, it increases the energy in the whole body. In addition, a combination of black soybeans/black beans and black sesame seeds is commonly used for recovering energy in patients.

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  5. Isoflavones

  6. Black soybeans/black beans also contain isoflavones, which are similar to the female hormone estrogen. Many research studies have shown that black beans contain fewer isoflavones than soybeans;


    According to these studies, the effect of anthocyanins and isoflavones together is more likely to strengthen the body than the isoflavones alone in soybeans. Thus, people in Asia commonly understand that black beans and are more nutritious than soybeans when they are eaten because of their respective effects in the body. This is why black beans are treated as medicine.

    According to the Journal of Chromatography, the isoflavones and other nutritional components of black beans yield,

    “…antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-atherogenic, anti-thrombotic, and immune modulating effects (2009).”

    In addition, both the isoflavones in soybeans and black soybeans/black beans play an important role in preventing menopause, cancer, and osteoporosis, etc.

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  7. Gray Hair, Hair Loss. . .

  8. In Oriental medicine, the liver and kidneys play a very important role in maintaining healthy hair. Hair loss and gray hair usually occur when the liver and kidneys are not working well. Poor blood circulation is another reason for unhealthy hair. This is because not all nutrition can reach to the head to maintain the hair.

    The nutrition in black skin helps strengthen the kidneys, as well as maintain a healthy liver. Strong kidneys help to maintain circulation, thus providing adequate blood flow to the head and hair. Healthy kidneys are the key to healthy beautiful hair, possibly preventing hair loss and gray hair.

    In addition, the nutrition that you get from black beans helps you maintain healthy, beautiful skin and revitalize your body. If your scalp itches and you worry about gray hair, you can take advantage of the nutrition from black beans or black soybeans.

    Black bean powder in soymilk or milk is a good way to add soy to your diet and prevents itchiness or gray hair. Once the itchiness clears up, you will notice your hair become healthy and shiny. In addition, your skin will look a lot better than before.

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  9. Vitamin E

  10. Collagen is the most important component for skin elastin. Among Asian people, black beans are used to keep the skin healthy and firm. They are a great source of Vitamin E.

    Unlike soybeans, black soybeans and black beans quadruple their Vitamin E levels after they are cooked. If you eat black bean soup, you consume greater amounts of Vitamin E.

    This high level of Vitamin E helps you maintain or improve your skin’s health. It also improves the collagen and elastin that can elevate your skin’s appearance.

    Another great way of consumption is to make black bean powder. It is an easy way to eat protein without hassle, once you make a lot.

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  • Please check the nutrition facts of black beans below. You can see the Vitamin E levels that are in black bean turtle soup. The vitamin E levels increase four times after the beans are cooked.

Roasted Black Soybean/Black Bean Powder

As you see in the nutrition facts of soy, roasting soy increases its nutritional value. When roasting black soybeans/black beans, the nutrients will increase more than in other black bean cooking processes.

If you have a hard time chewing toasted black beans, black bean powder is a great way to increase your daily nutrient intake. If you want to double the benefit of eating black soybeans/black beans, you can also roast black sesame seed powder and mix them together. When drinking soymilk or milk, you can mix in a combination of powders to boost the quality of your health and skin.

If you like sweet drinks, natural sugar like honey or honey powder may be a good combination with the black beans and black sesame seed powder. Honey powder is easy to mix with any drink or powder to increase natural flavor.

Black soybean/black bean powder will also keep you full longer. You won’t be hungry soon if you consume them in the morning instead of cereal. You also might want to try mixing black beans with soybean powder for healthy soy diet. With the numerous benefits of black soybeans/black beans, they are the most popular and inexpensive natural medicine for healthy skin and for the body.

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Nutrition Facts of Black Beans

(Based on 1 cup)

Nutrition Value Black Beans
Black Beans
Turtle Soup
Without Salt
Calories 662 kcal 240 kcal
Total Fat 4% (2.75g) 0.65g
Saturated Fat 4% (0.71g) 0.165g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.183g 0.276g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.239g 0.056g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 mg
Sodium 0 6 mg
Potassium 2877mg 801mg
Carbigtdrates 40% (120.98g) 45.05g
Fiber 29.5g 9.8g
Sugar 4.36g 0.59g
Protein 41.9g 15.13g
Vitamin A, IU 0 0
Vitamin C 0 0
Vitamin E 0.41 mg 1.61 mg
Calcium 24% 102mg
Iron 54% 5.27mg
Folate 861mcg 159mcg
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)

Vitamin E comparison with Soy Nutrition Facts

Alternative Ways to Use Black Beans. . .

Skin Care:

If you want to improve your skin, next time you massage your skin, use black soybeans or black beans with soy. When applying them on your skin, you will notice your skin glow and shine. In this way, your skin may gain benefits directly from the natural antioxidant effects of beans.

  • Mashed avocado, honey, and black soybean/black bean powder: mix well and apply onto your face.
  • Mixed apple and honey, and black soybean/black bean powder: mix well and apply onto the face.
  • Mixed black soybean/black bean powder with honey: mix well before applying on the skin.

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