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Give Your Bones Better Strength With This Surprising Nutrient

I’m sure you have heard throughout your life that drinking milk…builds strong bones. Even as kid myself my mother constantly drowned me with glasses of milk! And I’m happy she did. It’s true that calcium is important to your bone health. So is vitamin D, but new research shows that we’ve all overlooked an important nutrient for bone health. And it’s not some obscure mineral or a new vitamin. It’s actually something doctors recommend highly for your heart and your brain. The name of this miracle nutrient is Omega-3 fatty acids. And surprisingly your bones will also benefit from it too. Let Me Help […]

Veggie Boosts Bone Strength

I’m always excited when I come across something natural that helps promote good bone health. And when it also helps other aspects of your health, that’s even better.  That’s how I feel about what I’ve learned about a certain common vegetable that I hadn’t paid much attention to before.  I had no idea it was such a nutritional powerhouse for your bones.  But that’s not all, it also has some other pretty amazing health benefits.  Let me tell you about it. Drink This Ruby Red Veggie Daily for Better Bones and More It’s pretty rare when I come across a new […]

FoodTrients Cookbooks

Defy aging with every bite of Grace O’s recipes from FoodTrients. From exotic ingredients from around the world to familiar food favorites, Grace O’s recipe for aging beautifully offers the benefits of disease-preventing nutrients, anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, immune-boosting foods, more mental agility, AND beautiful skin. Within weeks of incorporating the nutrient-rich and research-based recipes provided in both of Grace O’s cookbooks

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What is a FoodTrient?

The inspiration for my empowering FoodTrients program—this website, the cookbook, my board of advisors—really came from my father.  He was a physician and he had a way of looking at food as though it could heal us.  He understood the value of the vitamins and minerals found in fresh foods and how those elements could influence our health.  Foods like organic fruits and vegetables, wild fish, and humanely raised animals have so many good things in it: antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatory agents, fiber, and anti-bacterial compounds.  I needed to come up with a term to encompass the […]

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Why We All Need FoodTrients

Defy aging with every bite of Grace O’s recipes from FoodTrients. From exotic ingredients from around the world to familiar food favorites, Grace O’s recipe for aging beautifully offers the benefits of disease-preventing nutrients, anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, immune-boosting foods, more mental agility, AND beautiful skin. Within weeks of incorporating the nutrient-rich and research-based recipes provided in both of Grace O’s cookbooks — first came THE AGE GRACEFULLY COOKBOOK: The Power of Foodtrients to Promote Health and Well-being for a Joyful and Sustainable Life and now THE AGE BEAUTIFULLY COOKBOOK: Easy and Exotic Longevity Secrets from Around the World — along with exercise […]

Flaxseed Meatloaf

Meatloaf with Flaxseed

This Middle Eastern–style meatloaf is actually a ground beef and pine nut filling between two layers of a seasoned meat paste. The nutty flavor of flaxseed combines well with grassfed ground beef, which has more healthful omega-3s and conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs, or healthful fats) than you’ll find in grain-fed beef. Tomato paste gives this dish a lycopene lift. For a spicier meatloaf, use red pepper paste instead. I like to eat this dish drizzled with lemon juice to bring out all the flavors. SERVES 4-8 Ingredients ½ lb. grass-fed ground beef, divided ½ cup flaxseeds 2½ cups bulgur wheat […]

Spinach and Grapefruit Salad

Spinach and Grapefruit Salad

Spinach contains iron as well as age-defying antioxidants. Grapefruit is chock-full of vitamin C and potassium. You can use vitamin-C-packed pink or white grapefruit in this salad, though pink grapefruit has the added benefit of lycopene. If you use whole segments of the grapefruit, you’ll also add fiber. The candied walnuts and dried apricots balance the acidity of the grapefruit and increase the antioxidants in this dish. My Honey-Lime Dressing perfectly compliments the mellow flavor of the spinach. SERVES 2 Ingredients 1 bunch or 1 bag spinach leaves 1 whole grapefruit, segmented ¼ cup candied walnuts ¼ cup dried apricots 2 […]

veggie soup with moringa leaves

Moringa Vegetable Soup

  In Africa and Asia, where protein-rich moringa plants grow in abundance, people add the tiny leaves to soups and stews just before serving. The leaves are wilted by the hot liquid but are not fully cooked, so their vitamins stay intact. I also like the flavor of moringa combined with antioxidant-rich squash, eggplant, and okra (another African ingredient). For this soup, any smoked fish, such as salmon, can be used. To make this soup vegan, use vegetable stock in place of the chicken stock and omit the fish or fish sauce. To give this soup an Asian flair, add […]

Is 50 the new 30? What constitutes ‘Old’?

There might be some truth to the saying “50 is the new 30.” The first of the baby boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964 — will turn 65 next year. They’re hanging onto their youth with Botox, Viagra and health club memberships, while medical advances have enabled them to