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Ring in the New Year with FoodTrients!

Mulled wine with spices If you’re like me, you’re interested in foods that can give you high-density nutrition, protect you from chronic disease, help reverse disease, and even defy the aging process. And what better time to focus your attention on these important qualities of food than the New Year! Every New Year, I resolve to expand my knowledge of healthy, anti-aging foods and create new, easy, and delicious recipes READ MORE

3 Key Detox Facts from Nutrition Experts

Woman drinking vegetable smoothie after fitness running workout By Lisa Truesdale To prepare for her role in the movie Dreamgirls (2006), Beyoncé turned to the Master Cleanse method to flush out her system and slim down; she reportedly dropped 20 pounds by forgoing solid foods and consuming only a lemonade- like drink (with maple syrup and cayenne) for 10 days. Other musicians, movie stars and professional athletes also offer READ MORE

5 At-Home Remedies for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Woman looking out a window Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition which is estimated to impact about 20% of Americans each year. It’s a serious form of depression, which can range from mild to severe, and last anywhere from 3-6 months. While the direct cause of SAD hasn’t been proven, deficiencies in sunlight and vitamin D, and the disruption of our circadian rhythm that comes with READ MORE

Doctors Offer Guide to Shorter, Safer Hospital Stay

success smart medical doctor working with operating room as concept Most people, over the course of their lives, are likely to spend time in a hospital. What many may not realize is that the risks of a hospital stay might outweigh the benefits. Sometimes hospitalization is essential—for trauma, life-threatening emergencies, or complex surgical procedures. But despite the benefits of modern medicine, hospitals can be dangerous places. Each READ MORE

Health Benefits of Baobab

Baobab Fruit and powder Nutritionists have identified baobab popularly called 'Kuka' in Hausa language as one of the foods with health benefits. The tree, which is widely grown in the northern part of the country, is said to be high in fibre , vitamin C and nutrients such as potassium and phosphorus. Baobab fruit is also high in calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A, thiamin, B6 and bioflavonoids. It READ MORE

5 Paleo-Friendly Flours for the Holiday Season

paleofriendlyflour Sticking to a paleo diet can be difficult during the holidays. Between pies, sweets and gluten-heavy dishes, paleo dieters are left with few indulgences at parties and feasts. Here are five paleo-friendly flours that can make awesome alternatives to traditional, carb- and gluten-heavy all-purpose flour. Almond flour almondflour Also known as almond meal, almond flour is made from skinned READ MORE

Younger: How To Turn Back the Clock 10 Years

Woman smiling, portrait, close-up The body is magnificent but it doesn't come with a lifetime warranty, or an operating manual. You're the result of millions of years of evolution, but many of the adaptations that helped your ancestors survive are now working overtime to accelerate the aging process. The assumption here is that we are our genes and therefore trapped by the past. The good news is that READ MORE

Liver Recovers Faster On Low-Sugar

ThinkstockPhotos-479413990 Liver damage caused by diet high in fat, sugar and cholesterol may be difficult to reverse even if the diet is generally improved, a new study shows. The damage can also lead to more serious health problems, such as cirrhosis or even cancer, the study says. For more significant liver recovery, the intake of sugar has to come down, probably along with other improvements in diet and exercise, said READ MORE

Get In the Mood with Maca

maca root powder on wooden spoon against blue painted grunge wood Maca—you’ve probably seen it in foods like chocolate, energy bars, by itself, and in supplements. But what is it and what’s it for? Maca is a plant native to the Andes Mountains. It’s available in red, yellow and black varieties. While maca root has several uses, its most popular ones are for enhancing fertility and sexual function. The Sperm-Enhancing Effects READ MORE

Grace O’s Long Journey To FoodTrients

71-1 Long before the idea of FoodTrients was born, I ran a culinary school, owned restaurants and wrote a food column in Southeast Asia. So it made perfect sense that when I first moved to America 20-plus years ago, I would open a bakery. I love to bake, and cakes were my specialty. But the long hours and the need for far more support than I could READ MORE
What Do FoodTrients Do?
Ai Anti- inflammatories
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Ao Anti- oxidant
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
IB Immunity Boosters
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
MB Mind
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
F Disease Prevention
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.