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California Persimmon Cookies

SERVES 12 This recipe comes from our FoodTrients friend Lisa. It was her grandmother’s recipe and a family favorite. She uses persimmons grown in sunny California. Persimmons were brought there from Asia in the 1800s and can be found in many suburban California backyards. Fuyu persimmons work best in this recipe because they’re softer than Hachiya persimmons. Be sure to use very ripe ones so they’re soft enough and have lost their astringency. BENEFITS Persimmons contain carotenoids, which may help inhibit cancer and tumor growth, reduce the risk of heart disease, and support immune function. The resveratrol in raisins helps […]

Shrimp and Grapefruit Salad

Shrimp and Grapefruit Salad Pink grapefruit and shrimp come together nicely in this salad thanks to a rich, tangy buttermilk dressing. You can use white grapefruit, but you will lose some of the health benefits of pink grapefruit. Pink grapefruit is full of healthful compounds—anthocyanins, flavanoids, lycopene, polyphenols, quercetin, sulfur compounds, and vitamin C—that provide loads of antioxidant power for promoting artery and heart health and protecting against sun damage and skin aging. The shrimp offer heart-healthy Omega-3s and selenium and zinc, both of which help maintain a robust immune system. Serves 4 Ingredients 1 lb. tiger shrimp 1 Tbs. […]

How You Can Reduce Chronic Inflammation

(This is the first in our series on the nine benefits at the core of FoodTrients® and all of our recipes. We’ll explore each of these incredible anti-aging nutrients and how they help fight the diseases of aging.) Inflammation has been linked to many chronic health conditions from autoimmune disease, cancer, heart disease and diabetes, when it occurs at high levels in the body over a period of time. Defining what it is, when it’s helpful, when it’s not, and what to do about it is critical if you’re focused on optimizing your health. As we explore each FoodTrient and […]

Lebanese Morning Walnut Cake Is a Sweetie

My friends from Lebanon make this not-too-sweet cake as a breakfast treat. I love its walnut flavor. Benefits Walnuts contain omega-3 fatty acids for heart health; fiber for gut health; protein to support healthy muscle mass; and beta-sitosterol, which may help lower cholesterol levels. Serves 6–8 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking powder 4 eggs 1½ cups sugar 1 cup walnut oil 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 cup chopped walnuts Butter and flour to coat Powdered sugar, as garnish 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 2. In a large bowl, mix the flour and baking powder […]

Antioxidants Help Slow Down Premature Aging

Antioxidants have multiple roles in the body and one of the most studied is the ability to reduce oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a natural process and a result of cells doing their jobs, whether that is creating energy, detoxifying the body, digesting food, breathing, thinking, or exercising. If the balance of oxidative stress gets too high it can cause damage to cells. This is where antioxidants come in; they protect your cells, preventing and repairing damage caused by oxidative stress. This balance is what keeps cells healthy and prevents damage that comes along naturally with living and aging. The […]

Beauty Is So Much More Than Skin Deep

(Food for Beauty is the focus for the third part in our series on the nine benefits at the core of FoodTrients® and all of our recipes. What you eat matters when it comes to beautiful skin and hair. Each month we’ll explore one of these incredible anti-aging benefits and show you how they help fight the diseases of aging.) When talking about beauty and diet, radiant skin, full hair, and a certain youthful quality may come to mind. But beauty is so much more than that and there are strategies for looking (and feeling!) good at any age. Diet […]

Which Foods Are Best To Help You Detox?

(Are there foods that can help you detox? Yes! Detoxing naturally is the focus for the fourth part in our series on the nine benefits at the core of FoodTrients® and all of our recipes. What you eat matters when it comes to keeping your liver healthy. Each month we’ll explore one of these incredible anti-aging benefits and show you how they help fight the diseases of aging.) Are you interested in removing toxins from your body? Do you need to follow a diet or take supplements to do it? If you’ve been wondering about doing a cleanse or detox, […]

Tropical Grilled Chicken with Mango-Habanero Salsa

      Chicken breasts are the perfect vehicle for zesty tropical flavors. Calamansi is a citrus hybrid also known as Philippine lime. It’s popular in Asian (especially Southeast Asian, Malaysian, and Indonesian) cuisines. If you can’t find it in an Asian market, you can use more traditional limes or lime juice. My Tropical Mango Habanero Salsa is not just good with chips, it’s also delicious over grilled chicken (or even steak or shrimp). You can serve this dish alongside my Jamaican Rice with Curried Corn, which is another delicious recipe in my new cookbook, Anti-Aging Dishes from Around the […]

Tropical Mango-Habanero Salsa

The mangoes in this salsa give it a tropical flavor profile. Their sweetness nicely balances the zing from the vinegar and the heat from the habanero. This salsa is delicious over chicken or fish. If you want less heat, remove all the habanero seeds. Benefits Mangoes, like all orange fruits and veggies, contain antioxidant carotenoids, which help inhibit cancer and tumor growth, reduce your risk of heart disease, and support healthy immune function. The vitamin A in mangoes supports the healthy growth of skin and hair and keeps your eyes healthy. Unpasteurized vinegar contains many different nutrients, including those from […]

Grace O Foundation Announces Recipients of Funds for Research on Nutrition and the Diseases of Aging

LOS ANGELES, CA—July, 2023 – The Grace O Foundation and Cedars-Sinai announced the first two of four awardees of funds for research on nutrition and the diseases of aging. The awards are part of a $300,000 research gift that the Grace O Foundation committed to support the Center for Integrated Research in Cancer and Lifestyle (CIRCL) at Cedars-Sinai last fall. Cedars-Sinai issued a request for application for studies on inflammation and the diseases of aging, and the role nutrition and lifestyle can play to prevent and/or minimize inflammatory diseases. One of the studies receiving funds will examine how diet and […]