‘FoodTrients’ cookbook blends nutritional science and good taste
LOS ANGELES – December 6, 2011 – A new cookbook takes a revolutionary approach to food, combining nutritional science and good taste in recipes designed to promote longevity, prevent the diseases of aging, and increase energy and vitality.
FoodTrients: Age-Defying Recipes for a Sustainable Life offers a collection of enticing and nourishing recipes based on “foodtrients” — 26 powerful nutrients that promote health, wellness and longevity.
“Wholesome foods have nutrients, which I call FoodTrients®, that our bodies need,” says FoodTrients founder Grace Ouano (Grace O). “FoodTrients offer various benefits, from anti-inflammatory properties to repairing oxidative cell damage. This cookbook contains recipes based on this organizing principle and uses preservative-free foods that contain these age-defying attributes.”
Drawing on more than 35 years of experience –including her years as a chef and cooking instructor, as well as running restaurants, operating senior healthcare facilities, and studying the healing properties of foods — Grace O has created recipes that are built on the foundations of modern scientific research and ancient knowledge of medicinal herbs, and natural ingredients from cultures all around the world.
FoodTrients: Age-Defying Recipes for a Sustainable Life offers the health benefits of many familiar and some more unusual ingredients—such as moringa, jackfruit and coconut milk—and explains how to incorporate them in easy-to-follow recipes.
The FoodTrients cookbook focuses on five important categories of FoodTrients essential to healthful living. Each recipe is “color-coded” to show which FoodTrients are contained in a particular recipe:
- Antioxidant: Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
- Anti-inflammatory: Reduces inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
- Immunity Boosters: Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
- Mind and Beauty: Enhancers that encourage vibrant skin and hair and improve mood and mental agility.
- Disease-Preventing: Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases
The anti-aging benefits of Grace O’s food combinations include healthier skin, shinier hair, protection of cells and arteries, and more energy with which to enjoy life.
“By incorporating whole foods into her ingredients, she shows you how to maximize your intake of powerful nutrients at every meal,” says Mark Rosenberg, MD, of the Institute on Healthy Aging. “FoodTrient recipes help not only to fight aging from the inside, but also to help smooth lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone on the outside.”
“Looking and feeling younger doesn’t have to mean a bland diet or painful medical treatments,” Grace O explains. “The most expensive creams and other beauty products will not do nearly as much to enhance your well-being and keep you vital as will these delicious recipes.”
Combining her passion for food and a lifelong commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle, Grace O has created FoodTrients®, a unique program for optimizing wellness. Grace O is a fusion chef with a mission: to cook up recipes for sustaining a long and joyful life that are built on a foundation of anti-aging science and her work in the health care industry. Mixing foods and unique flavors culled from a lifetime of travels in Asia, Europe, and America, Grace O encourages young and old to celebrate a full life that embraces diversity. Lifestyle tips, age-defying recipes, and secrets of the healing properties of food are the centerpiece of FoodTrients– all available through cookbooks, the website, e-newsletters, webisodes and much more.