April 10, 2018

10 Tips for More Nutritious Food

Trying to get the most nutrition out of your food? That’s a really good idea in this day and age. Below, we’ll explain 10 simple ways so that you can squeeze more nutrients from common food items that are already in your kitchen and diet. And don’t worry – none of these “food hacks” require hours of work or an advanced science degree. They’re just simple, research-based tips that just about anyone can implement at home. Ready? 1. Cook Your Tomatoes Raw food isn’t always more nutritious than cooked food. Tomato paste and tomato sauce, for example, contain more lycopene than raw tomatoes. Cooking actually enhances […]
December 3, 2016

What the Heck Is a FOODTRIENT?

You may ask, What the heck is a FoodTrient? I needed to come up with a term to encompass the anti-aging properties of food, but couldn’t really find a good word, so I created one and called them FoodTrients.  Think of them as nutrients that lead to our overall wellness and help us age well. FoodTrients are wholesome foods and spices that have nutrients our bodies need to maintain optimum function stay healthy from the inside out. I focus on these FoodTrients in each of my recipes.  I start creating a dish only after I find a fruit or grain […]
April 19, 2016

Who Inspired the Creation of FoodTrients?

My parents are really the reason I created FoodTrients. As a physician, my father 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 improve our health.  Food like organic fruits and vegetables, wild fish, and humanely raised animals has so many good things in it: antioxidants (Ao), omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatory (Ai) agents, fiber and anti-bacterial compounds. My mother is my greatest inspiration for loving to cook.  She owned a culinary school, every chance I got […]
April 13, 2016

Cameron Diaz Wrote the Book on Longevity

Cameron Diaz has just written a book that every woman should know about – The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time.  Diaz, now 43, spoke about her new book to a sold-out crowd in Santa Monica at a Live Talks LA event on April 11. She was interviewed by noted film director and writer Nancy Meyer, who directed Diaz in The Holiday. The Longevity Book is a personal, practical, and authoritative guide that examines the art and science of growing older and offers concrete steps women can take to create abundant […]
March 24, 2015

Easy Ideas for Cooking With Soy

As families look for easy-to-prepare and affordable sources of protein, soyfoods are increasingly in the spotlight. The nutrition profile and versatility of this plant-based protein makes it an attractive mealtime solution, but how to cook and prepare soyfoods may have the average home cook stumped. These days, soyfoods can be found throughout the supermarket, with protein-enriched bars, cereals and snacks becoming top sellers, followed closely by traditional soyfoods such as tofu and soymilk. But a 2013 study by Edelman Berland shows that when it comes to cooking with soyfoods, people are hesitant about the unknown. “There’s plenty of ongoing research that illustrates […]