LOS ANGELES, California (PRWEB) January 22, 2016
Everyone wants to start the year off right and there is no better way than by eating a healthy diet. Instead of focusing on losing weight, lowering carbs, or taking out ingredients -- how about focusing on using flavorful foods to age gracefully. The Age GRACEfully Cookbook: The Power of FOODTRIENTS® To Promote Health and Well-being for a Joyful and Sustainable Life is filled with easy, delicious and of course healthy recipes that promote wellness. The age-fighting recipes are based on a foundation of scientific research and many different cultures’ ancient knowledge of medicinal herbs and natural ingredients.
Created by Grace O, the founder of FoodTrients, this book offers a unique selection of recipes and information supported by current research that puts food on the forefront of anti-aging.
Grace O has combined what she has learned with up-to-date scientific research to create recipes using super foods and other ingredients to provide essential health and anti-aging benefits without sacrificing flavor. The recipes feature a wealth of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and a host of other beneficial compounds—called FoodTrients®. These nutrients are not typically found in the highly processed foods often picked up in the prepared foods section of the supermarket or at the drive-through.
The book is filled with simple ways to cook delicious meals with unique ingredients, such as ginger root, turmeric, and moringa, and more familiar fare, such as blueberries, cinnamon, and soy—to look and feel younger on the inside and on the outside. Grace O’s cookbook focuses on five categories of FoodTrients that are essential to healthful living. Each recipe is “color-coded” to show which FoodTrients are contained in a particular recipe:
- Antioxidant: Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals
- Anti-Inflammatory: Reduces inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease
- Immunity Boosters: Supports the body’s resistance to infection and strengthens immune vigilance and response
- Mind and Beauty: Enhancers that encourage vibrant skin and hair and improve mood and mental agility
- Disease-Preventing: Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases
Here’s a hearty, healthy winter soup recipe to try from Grace O’s book:
Potato Kale Soup
This Balkan-inspired recipe has clean, bright flavors that go well together. Kale is an excellent source of vitamins A and C. It’s also part of the cabbage family, so it has cancer-fighting compounds. If you can’t find caraway powder, grind caraway seeds in a mortar and pestle, an electric spice grinder, or even a coffee grinder. For a milder version of this soup, omit the caraway and marjoram and season with sea salt and ground pepper.
1 peeled and cubed Idaho potato or 2 rose potatoes
½ tsp. kosher salt dissolved in 4 cups water
½ tsp. caraway powder
1 tsp. chopped garlic
¼ tsp. dried marjoram
2 Tbs. cornstarch dissolved in 1/4-cup cold water
2 cups chopped kale, stems removed
1. Place the potatoes, salted water, caraway powder, garlic, and marjoram in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Boil until potatoes are soft, about 15-20 minutes, skimming foam occasionally.
2. Stir in the cornstarch mixture and cook until the soup thickens slightly, about 1 minute.
3. Add the kale and cook until the leaves are softened, about 5-10 minutes. If you like your kale a bit crunchy, cook it for only a few minutes. If you like it softer, cook it longer.
The FoodTrients found in this recipe
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
The anti-aging benefits of Grace O’s food combinations include healthier skin, shinier hair, protection of cells and arteries, and more energy with which to enjoy life. These sixty-six beautifully illustrated recipes incorporate all the ingredients you need to look and feel younger -- inside and outside.The Age GRACEfully Cookbook: The Power of FOODTRIENTS To Promote Health and Well-being for a Joyful and Sustainable Life is available in both hardcover and eBook online and at bookstores nationwide.
About the Author
Grace O has been cooking and baking professionally all of her adult life. As a young adult in Southeast Asia, she managed her family’s cooking school and eventually opened three restaurants. Grace has worked more than twenty years in the health-care industry in the U.S. and is the owner and CEO of three skilled nursing facilities in California. She lives in La Canada, California.
Combining her passion for food and a lifelong commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle, Grace O has created FoodTrients®, a unique program for optimizing wellness. A FoodTrient is her name for the natural anti aging properties of food. Grace O is a fusion chef with a mission: to cook up recipes for sustaining a long and joyful life that are built on a foundation of anti-aging science and her work in the health care industry. Mixing foods and unique flavors culled from a lifetime of travels in Asia, Europe, and America, Grace O encourages young and old to celebrate a full life that embraces diversity. Health tips, age-defying recipes, and sharing secrets of the healing properties of food are the centerpiece of FoodTrients®– all available through her cookbooks, the website, e-newsletters, and much more. For more information visit foodtrients.com and at facebook.com/foodtrientsagegracefully.
The Age GRACEfully Cookbook
The Power of FOODTRIENTS To Promote Health and Well-being for a Joyful and Sustainable Life
By Grace O
Skyhorse Publishing hardcover
152 pages | ISBN-13: 978-1-63450-378-5 | Price: $19.99
Available on Kindle - EBook IBN-10:1634503783 Price: $13.99