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 and leading a generally healthy lifestyle—you may expect increased wellness, more energy, greater concentration, better digestion, healthier skin, improved resistance to toxins, and other benefits of age-defying strategies.
Various longevity studies suggest that by consuming the ingredients found in FoodTrients, exercising, and managing our weight, we may add as many as 10 to 20 years to our lifespan.
Delicious foods and rejuvenating nutrients combine to create FoodTrients, a collection of enticing and nourishing recipes that promote health and well-being for a joyful and sustainable life. From specific foods to herbs and spices, FoodTrients incorporates essential ingredients to help promote longevity, prevent the diseases of aging, and increase energy and vitality.
As I’ve been telling my story these past few years about how I developed an anti-aging cookbook based on the food-is-medicine principle, I’ve expanded my method for creating delicious, comforting recipes designed to keep you young, healthy and beautiful. It’s a lot easier than I imagined.
That’s the focus of The AGE BEAUTIFULLY COOKBOOK: Easy and Exotic Longevity Secrets from Around the World. The recipes are mainly quick and easy to make, and will introduce readers to age-defying foods and flavors from around the world, with a focus on beauty that emanates from the inside. As I have said many times, even the most expensive creams on the market can’t do as much for your health as feeding your body the right nutrients can.
The most beautiful people I know are not model perfect. They are people who wear a gorgeous smile along with their glowing skin, bright eyes, healthy body and positive energy. They look good because they feel good. But eating well doesn’t mean sacrificing the foods you love or giving up satisfying, great-tasting meals.
Growing up in the Southeast Asia, I experienced exotic foods, spices, and dishes from India, Asia, Spain, Hawaii, and Europe. Helping my mother in her culinary school from the time I was old enough to assist taught me the skills of a trained chef. When I was nineteen years old my mother died and the culinary school became my responsibility. I managed to carve my own place in the food world—launching food trends, writing a weekly column for the newspaper and opening restaurants.
My father was a physician who taught me a great deal about diet and health, so when I arrived in the United States over twenty years ago, I easily transitioned into the world of health care. Today, I own and operate several skilled nursing in California.
But I have never lost my love for cooking. As I learned more about the effects of food on disease and aging, I was compelled to get back in the kitchen and create a cookbook that fused international and American flavors, familiar and exotic ingredients, and powerful nutrients that help the mind and body fight the diseases and wear and tear of aging.
The result was my first anti-aging cookbook—The Age GRACEFULLY Cookbook: The Power of FoodTrients® to Promote Health and Well-being for a Joyful and Sustainable Life. Based on the food-is-medicine principle, it features easy and flavorful recipes based on twenty-six nutrients in food that help prevent aging. I call these nutrients FoodTrients.
Since the publication of the first FoodTrients cookbook, I’ve continued to develop new flavorful and comforting recipes designed to keep you young, healthy, and beautiful.
For my 2nd cookbook – The AGE BEAUTIFULLY COOKBOOK, I searched far and wide for better ways to incorporate the best nutrients into mouth-watering dishes that promote health and beauty—from the inside out. Each of the 100-plus recipes in this book is designed to deliver the nutrients you need for longevity with the flavor you demand and the tools you can use to enjoy a lifetime of beauty.
Each recipe provides the origin of the dish and alternatives for some of the ingredients (particularly if they are more exotic). Special symbols identify the recipe’s benefits to health and beauty from the following nine categories:
Reduces problematic, chronic inflammation throughout the body, helping the body age gracefully while lowering the risk of diseases and infections.
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Promotes vibrant skin and hair and helps keep eyes healthy.
Supports the body’s natural detoxification systems including liver function and health.
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases (like cancer and diabetes).
Encourages healthy digestion and a vibrant community of microbes in the gut.
Supports the body’s resistance to infection and strengthens immune vigilance and response. Includes anti-bacterials.
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
Protects bone density and joints, and helps repair and build tissue in muscles.
Each recipe has been tested and retested by my FoodTrients team and has received a nutritionist’s stamp of approval to ensure that you are benefiting from expert knowledge in the field of disease- and age-prevention.
In my cookbooks and on the website, you will find a lot of easy recipes full of familiar FoodTrients favorites and a variety of new and exotic foods I have discovered in my search for age-defying nutrients. This has been an exciting (and delicious!) journey for me, and I hope it brings you many satisfying taste adventures with dishes that you will want to eat over and over again.