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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 […]

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How You Can Build Strength Through Food – A Video

Can I build my muscles and bones and joints through what I eat? Yes! Watch this video to find out how to build strength through food. Strength Protects bone density and joints, and helps repair and build tissue in muscles. Try these strength-building recipes: Veracruz Street Corn Bowl North African Freekeh Maple-Herb Roasted Tofu Garlic and Black Pepper Rack of Lamb Roasted Pork Shoulder Asian Chicken Salad And read these stories about Bone Strength an Strength-Building Food Is Key to Aging Well Learn more about FoodTrients’ nine benefits with these additional articles from our nutritionist Ginger Hultin: Anti-Inflammatory Anti-Inflammatory Foods: […]

Strength-Building Food Is Key to Aging Well

(Learning which foods can help you gain or keep your strength is key to healthy aging. That’s the focus for this last part in our series on the nine benefits, which are at the core of FoodTrients® and all of our recipes. What you eat matters, which is why we’ll explore one of these incredible anti-aging benefits each month and show you how they help fight the diseases of aging.) Building and maintaining strength and vitality is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and graceful aging. Increasing the strength of your muscles, joints, and bones can promote a healthy […]

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 […]