Disease Prevention

DISEASE PREVENTION

FoodTrients with disease-preventing characteristics are those that reduce risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases like heart trouble, high cholesterol, and cancer.

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February 26, 2024

Shrimp in Tomato Sauce Mediterranean Style

Shrimp and tomatoes are a very Mediterranean combination. I use soy sauce in place of salt and add Worcestershire sauce to create a nice depth of flavor. You’ll get selenium from the shrimp, allicin from the garlic, and lycopene from the tomatoes. Serves 2 Ingredients 3 Tbs. olive oil 1 Tbs. chopped garlic 1 cup chopped onion 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce 2 tsp. soy sauce 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 3⁄4 lb. peeled shrimp (devein, if desired) Chopped parsley as garnish Chopped chives as garnish   Procedure Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add […]
February 26, 2024

Game Hen & Rice Combine for Hearty Stew

Cornish Game Hen and Brown Rice Stew This thick and hearty stew is my take on the classic Asian chicken soup. The brown rice makes it even healthier thanks to its high-fiber, selenium-rich properties. Feel free to add carrots, celery, or spinach to the mix. Add hard vegetables earlier in the cooking process and greens or herbs later. I like to soak the brown rice overnight before cooking it. This shortens the cooking time by about 20 minutes. Serves 4-8  Ingredients  1 inch peeled gingerroot 1 Tbs. canola oil 1⁄4 cup chopped onion 1 whole Cornish game hen, cut into […]
February 26, 2024

Baobab Butter Squares

These squares are like lemon bars but made with antioxidant-rich baobab. Baobab is an African fruit that has a powdery texture. You can buy it from Amazon or you can use fresh lemon juice (3 Tbs.) or lemon zest (1 Tbs.) instead of the baobab powder. Feel free to substitute gluten-free flour for the wheat-based flour. BENEFITS: Baobab is a good source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that appears to guard against heart disease and stroke and also protects the skin from the aging effects of ultraviolet rays. It contains fiber, which helps with detoxification and gut health. Yields 12 […]
February 20, 2024

American Stew Is the Perfect Comfort Food

American Stew This tasty stew is the perfect comfort food. It’s easy to make whether you’re staying at home or out all day. I like to use bison or grass-fed beef because these meats are better for the environment and for our health. When bison or cows eat grass instead of corn, their meat is higher in omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally raised animals. It’s a win-win. Benefits Bison, like beef, contains protein, vitamins, and minerals such as copper, which forms collagen for skin, bone, and joint health; iron, which helps transport oxygen throughout the body; and phosphorous, which helps […]
February 13, 2024

Apple Barley Salad Delivers Fiber & Detoxing

Apple Barley Salad Barley is a great source of detoxifying fiber, B vitamins, and selenium. I pair it with apples in this bright, crunchy salad. For the corn kernels, I prefer fresh-roasted corn, but you can use thawed frozen corn kernels, too.  The apples can be any variety or color that you like, or even a combination. All apples contain quercetin, a compound that helps support the immune system, thereby “keeping the doctor away.” Raisins provide antioxidants and resveratrol, the same heart-healthy compound found in red wine. My Honey-Lime Dressing increases the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immunity-boosting components of this recipe. […]
February 8, 2024

Ikarian Walnut Pesto

The region of Ikaria, Greece, is a Blue Zone, meaning some of the world’s longest-living people live there. Ikarian Greeks include walnuts in their diet, and it’s no wonder many of them live well past the age of 100! Walnuts are one of the best foods for you because of their many nutritional qualities. In this pesto, the light, fresh flavor of the celery leaves goes well with the rich flavor of the walnuts. Just buy a bunch of celery with plenty of leaves still on the stalks. If you can’t find enough celery leaves, you can use stemmed watercress […]
January 31, 2024

Home-Smoked Fish

This recipe uses a procedure that allows you to create smoked fish at home without using a smoker. Though it takes approximately 6 hours to brine, marinate, and bake the fish, it does not require considerable effort. The secret ingredient is hickory-flavored liquid smoke. Leaving the bones in the fish keeps it firm while it’s “smoking.” Serves 4-6 Ingredients 4 lb. fresh trout, salmon, or mackerel, cleaned and gutted 1 cup kosher salt dissolved in 4 cups water 1 cup olive oil 1⁄4 cup hickory-flavored liquid smoke Lemon slices as garnish Rock salt (optional) Fresh herbs (optional)   Procedures Leave […]
January 31, 2024

Baked Lobster Tails

Lobster not only tastes delicious, but its succulent flesh is loaded with Omega-3s, selenium, zinc, and B vitamins, which protect the brain and fight against cancer cells. The olive oil mayonnaise brings additional anti-inflammatory benefits while helping to prevent the tender lobster meat from drying out in the oven. Serves 2 Ingredients 2 lobster tails Sea salt and ground pepper to taste 2 Tbs. lemon juice (about 1 lemon) 1–2 Tbs. olive oil mayonnaise 1 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese Lemon wedges as garnish Chopped parsley as garnish   Procedure  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange the lobster tails shell side […]
January 30, 2024

Beet and Potato Salad

This recipe is my take on the Russian version of potato salad. The wonderful deep-purple color of beets signifies the presence of helpful betalains, which are phytonutrients that support your body’s detoxification systems. Beets are also a great source of folate and fiber. Potatoes are a good source of vitamin B6 and vitamin-C. Serve 6 Ingredients 6 medium red beets, skin on 8 quartered small white potatoes 1⁄4 lb. diced carrots 1⁄4 lb. diced string beans 1 cup white wine vinegar 1⁄4 cup sugar 2 tsp. kosher salt 1⁄4 tsp. white pepper 1 seeded, peeled, and diced cucumber 2 cups […]
January 30, 2024

Turmeric Orange Juice

An ounce or two of turmeric juice mixed with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice makes a healthy and refreshing beverage. The turmeric and vitamin C in the orange juice double the antioxidant power of this drink. Turmeric also helps reduce inflammation. Serves 2 Ingredients 2 recipes Fresh Turmeric Juice (see FoodTrients recipe)  2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice Crushed ice (optional) Procedure Combine the Fresh Turmeric Juice and orange juice and divide equally between 2 glasses. Serve at room temperature or over crushed ice, if desired. FoodTrients Curcumin Quercetin Vitamin C  
January 30, 2024

Açaí Sorbet

Açaí berries are deep-purple powerhouses, super-rich in antioxidants and anthocyanins. Both properties are great for keeping your body young and healthy. This beautiful frozen confection is very easy to make. Servings 2-4 Ingredients  1 egg white 3 Tbs. sugar 2 cups açaí juice Procedure Using a stand or hand-held mixer, whip the egg white and sugar until soft peaks form, about 5 minutes. Fold in the açaí juice. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream machine. Follow ice cream machine freezing instructions until the sorbet achieves the texture of soft-serve ice cream, about 30 minutes. You can also freeze overnight inside […]
December 19, 2023

Green Tea Noodles with Edamame

Green tea, with its powerful theaflavins, is a strong antioxidant with vigorous anti-inflammatory properties, a heart-healthy addition to anyone’s diet. Green tea is wonderful to drink on its own, but it also can be incorporated into recipes.  I use an old Asian trick for mixing more green tea into your diet with my Green Tea Noodles with Edamame. It’s an easy and budget-friendly recipe. Just boil soba, udon, or ramen noodles in green tea instead of water. Green tea has far more age-fighting power than water. If you want to eat these noodles cold, rinse them in cold water after […]
November 17, 2023

Chocolate Chip Spice Cookies

Chocolate Chip Spice Cookies These chocolate chip and spice cookies are packed with wholesome ingredients like walnuts, rolled oats, whole-wheat flour, and applesauce to reduce caloric content while maximizing nutrients. They are made without butter and without white or brown sugar, yet they maintain a traditional taste and texture. Oats have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-itch, and anti-irritant properties. The fiber and omega-3 fatty acids in oats help lower your cholesterol. Cinnamaldehyde is a powerful antioxidant found in cinnamon. The spice also contains coumarin, a natural blood thinner. YIELDS 24 Cookies Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats (not instant or steel-cut) 1 cup […]