By Grace O There are certain foods I always have in my pantry and refrigerator because they are delicious, versatile and full of great nutrition. By keeping these around as staples, you’ll always be able to boost the FoodTrient value of whatever you’re preparing. Both of my award-winning books, The Age Gracefully Cookbook and my newest one, The Age Beautifully Cookbook, would not be complete without these culinary essentials:
Loaded with fiber, eating an apple a day has been associated with reduced risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, asthma and diabetes. A key ingredient in apples is a flavonoid that a 2001 study at the Mayo Clinic showed to help inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells. The phytochemicals in the skin have been shown to reduce the growth of colon cancer cells according to a study at Cornell University. Plus, apples are an excellent source of bone-building boron that can help fend off osteoporosis. Whether eaten fresh out of hand or baked into something delicious like my Pear and Apple Tart, apples are something to always have around.
With their intense purple (or golden) color, the betacyanin that makes beet juice stain your clothes has been shown to be a serious cancer …read more