Nature’s Miracle Phytonutrients
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These wonderful, organic compounds are found in plants, (‘phyto’m eans ‘plant’ in Greek), that are vital to human health. Increasingly, scientific studies are showing that phytonutrients help protect us from many serious health issues, including heart disease and stroke. Organic fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and some teas are rich in the miracle phytonutrients.
Physicians and Scientists have written about the critical nature of these foods for thousands of years, but the specific benefits of phytonutrients are still being discovered. They are created when plants absorb energy from the earth, water, air and sun. This energy helps plants surjvive environmental challenges such as diseases, injures, drought, excessive heat, ultraviolet sunrays and poisons. This incredible energy forms an important part of the plant’s immune system! It appears to provide humans with the same benefits, when we consume the plants! They help increase our immune and regeneration systems. They give us strength, endurance, health and ultimately help us feel better and live longer.
Health Benefits of Phytonutrients
The body must have these phytonutrients and enzymes to break food down, kill viruses and bacteria and dissolve tumors! A diet of at least 50% raw, unprocessed foods is vital to make sure that we are getting enough enzymes and phytonutrients to optimize the body’s processes.
Plants contain more than 10,000 phytonutrieints, one reason 10 to 14 servings of fruits and veggies daily are recommended. Plants and vegetables contain different phytonutrients, having a variety in diet is important.
On average, plant foods have 64 times m ore antioxidants than animal foods, which is critical because when it comes to antioxidants, the more we eat, the more health benefits. Eating a diet high in antioxidants is important because they reduce inflammation in the body, they reduce free radicals and help protect against heart disease and cancer.
Sources of Miracle Phytonutrients
Foods high in phytonutrients include carrots and yellow vegetables (sweet potatoes and pumpkins), peaches, apricots, broccoli, leafy greens (kale, spinach, turnip greens), tomatoes, pink grapefruit, watermelon, guava, blackberries, walnuts, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, blueberries, grape juice, prunes, red cabbage, pineapple, oranges, plums, pinto beans, spinach, kiwi fruit and red peppers.
The more live, unprocessed foods we eat the more phytonutrients and enzymes we consume the healthier our diet. This natural food is full of energy we need to live longer, healthier lives! To boost your immune system and cell regeneration of the body, eat more phytonutrients, practice deep breathing exercises daily, get physical exercise, and make sure that your diet is at least 50% raw, healthy, organic foods. That’s The Bragg Healthy Lifestyle and when followed produces miracles.
A table of Nature’s Miracle Phytochemicals Help Prevent Cancer is listed on page 62 of Bragg’s book ‘Bragg Healthy Lifestyle.’