Welcome to the FoodTrients newsletter! Whether you're 21 or over 50, your health is important. And what supports a healthy body more -- inside and out -- than the foods you eat? Every month, author Grace O will bring her latest news, recipes and insights on the 26 powerful nutrients that we call FOODTRIENTS that promote health, wellness and longevity. Also in the newsletter are stories from medical, nutrition and anti-aging experts dedicated to helping you live well and defy aging.

Why Do Pomegranates Get All the Press? 

By Grace O

Pomegranates seem to be the darling of the anti-aging community. It seems that there are new stories every day touting the health benefits of this large red fruit native to Iran and northern India. Sure the dark red arils or edible seeds of the pithy fruit are tart and tasty, but do they deserve all the hype they're getting? I think so. I've found some compelling studies and recommendations by trusted sources telling me how pomegranates can help prevent cancer, reduce inflammation and risk of heart disease, and even fight dental plaque. READ MORE.
How Do Antioxidants Work in the Body 

By Grace O

Your mother was right when she insisted you eat all your vegetables at dinnertime before moving on to dessert. Virtually every fruit and vegetable contains antioxidants. Fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and beans are so good for our bodies, because they contain a host of antioxidants that can be broken down into multiple categories. I thought it would be helpful to highlight a few of those subcategories here. READ MORE.   


Why I Care About Anti-Inflammatories 

By Grace O

In my previous blog post, Turmeric Is a Top Anti- Inflammatory, I mentioned briefly that anti- inflammatories keep our arteries young and less likely to clog, our skin from turning red or scaly, and our nasal passages from getting blocked. Now I want to go into more detail about why inflammation is bad for our health and how spices such as turmeric, garlic, ginger, chili pepper, cilantro, parsley, mustard, cinnamon, and mint are so good for aging gracefully. READ MORE.   


Debunking the Myth of Coconut 

By Grace O

I only occasionally ate coconuts, drank coconut water or cooked with coconut oil when I was growing up in the tropics of southeast Asia, because I had always been told by my father that the fat in coconuts was bad for my health. My mother would regularly add warm coconut oil to my hair to make it lustrous. Only after I moved to America and started hearing that coconuts might actually be good for you and help in loosing weight, did I start researching the subject. READ MORE.   


Chia Seeds: A Healthy Way to Grow  

By Grace O

Most Americans are probably familiar with chia pets-clay pots shaped like animals that you fill with chia seeds and water. The chia seeds sprout and grow green "fur" on the clay pot.  Few people who own those chia pets, however, realize that chia seeds are not only edible -- sprouted or not -- but they're also wonderful for your health. The ancient Aztecs of Mexico began eating unsprouted chia seeds over 500 years ago. In the Mayan language, "chia" means "strength." READ MORE.   


Moringa Vegetable Soup 

In Africa and Asia, where moringa plants grow in abundance, people add the tiny leaves to soups and stews just before serving. The leaves are wilted by the hot liquid but are not fully cooked, so their vitamins stay intact. I also like the flavor of moringa combined with squash, eggplant, and okra (another African ingredient).


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Vitamin D Essential to Combat TB

By Dr. Mark A. Rosenberg


In an article published online on October 12, 2011 in Science Translational Medicine Dr Robert Modlin and his colleagues at the University of California, Los Angeles report an essential role for vitamin D in the body's ability to fight tuberculosis (TB). The rate of infection for tuberculosis is highest in...READ MORE.


Chokeberrry: Funny Name, Great Benefits


By Dr. Mark A. Rosenberg 


Header ImageLike my patients, you often hear me talk about the importance of including optimal levels of antioxidants into your diet. So far, we've talked about Vitamins A, C, E, selenium, resveratrol, garlic, to name a few, and the incredible health benefits they confer like fighting heart disease, diabetes and cancer. We've talked about certain natural foods that contain high amounts of these powerful antioxidants like blueberries, dark blue-purple grapes, strawberries...READ MORE. 

Surprising Uses and Benefits of Olive Oil

Dear Health Enthusiasts, Just several years ago, 
olive oil was only really thought of as a specialty cooking oil you would buy in the "foreign food" section of the grocery store, mostly when you wanted to whip up a Mediterranean-type recipe that called for it.  Even I was unaware of all the health benefits of olive oil, as well as its multiple other uses, until just a short time ago...

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The Surprising Uses and Benefits of Olive Oil   


Vitamin D is Essential To Combat TB   


Why I Care About Anti-Inflammatories 


Your Sex Drive Might be in Your Fridge 


Debunking the Myth of Coconut   


Chokeberry: Funny Name, Incredible Antioxidant 


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