Phytonutrients

Why a Raw Food Diet is Better Than an Antacid

…irradiated. Gamma radiation or high voltage X-rays used to kill microorganisms also destroys live enzymes. Plus, "dead food"—food with no caloric or phytonutrient value (like white table sugar, flours, most breads, or microwaved and processed foods)—drains precious digestion-boosting enzymes. One of the…

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Boost Your Health with Cauliflower

…you’re boosting your health in several important ways. * Protects against cancer. Cauliflower contains DIM, I3C, and sulforaphane which are potent phytonutrients that help to protect against cancer. Both I3C and DIM have been shown to inhibit the occurrence, growth, and spread of estrogen-related cancers…

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A Smart, Easy Summer Recipe that Doesn’t Turn Up the Heat

…don’t require heating up the kitchen. Instead, I try to take advantage of local, organic fruits and vegetables to soak up all the colorful phytonutrients they offer. Here’s a recent photo my wife took of me after a few hours of catch-and-release fishing. She took it while I was using some freshly…

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6 Ways to Enjoy the Health Benefits of Apples

…beautiful autumn colors and apples are ready to be harvested. Apples are not only a healthy, delicious food they’re loaded with heart-healthy phytonutrients and fiber. Given the health benefits of apples, they should be part of any heart-healthy diet plan. 6 Ways to Enjoy the Health Benefits of Apples…

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The PSA Test Receives a Grade of a “D”—for Its Inaccuracy!

…indoles, which are found in cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli. All three contain an incredible number of phytonutrients that can prevent cell damage. You also want to make sure you visit your doctor and get regular digital rectal exams which can help to detect prostate…

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12 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…component in a heart healthy diet plan. * Cabbage, broccoli, kale and cauliflower contain calcium, vitamin E, potassium and folic acid, along with phytonutrients that help protect against cancer. Calcium helps lower blood pressure; vitamin E and folic acid help prevent atherosclerosis; and potassium helps…

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3 Holiday Foods You Can Eat in a Heart-Healthy Diet

…Heart-Healthy Food #2: Biodynamic Red Wine. Red wine enjoyed in moderation is a good choice in a heart-healthy diet. It contains resveratrol, a phytonutrient with cardio-protective benefits. Red wine helps to boost HDL cholesterol, as well as nitric oxide that helps to relax the arterial walls and improve…

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The Blood Lipids Ratio to Watch

…aerobic activity three to five days a week. * Drink red wine in moderation. Red wine helps to boost HDL cholesterol, plus it contains resveratrol, a phytonutrient with cardio-protective benefits. * Diet is crucial. Avoid processed foods, as well as those high in sugar and trans fats. Instead, opt for foods…

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