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The power of cacao explained

7/7/2013 - For almost 4,000 years, cacao and the chocolate made from it have been a decadent treat. For the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica it was prized as food, medicine, and currency. Considered a gift from their gods, the natives used it in rituals, and extolled its virtues in hieroglyphs, songs, and drawings....

Phytochemicals against prostate cancer

1/15/2013 - Recent research on prostate cancer continues to highlight the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption in men's health. Flavonoids, a group of phytochemicals that abound in plant-based foods, could easily be considered one of nature's most powerful cures. These tiny molecules have a heap of documented...

Phytochemicals shown to protect skin from sun damage

8/10/2011 - One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. According to reports, 65% of new cases of melanoma are related to exposure to UV rays, or the sun. This simple, yet profound fact has led to a mass media campaign advocating liberal use of sunscreen. Unfortunately, critical research on...

Phytochemicals in plant-based foods fight obesity and prevent disease, researchers say

11/30/2009 - If you ever feel tempted to go for a cheeseburger, fries and a soft drink, consider this: along with the fast food, you are ordering up an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. But the opposite is true, too. According to a new University of Florida (UF) study, if you stay away from...

Blueberries, cranberries, strawberries all contain powerful phytochemicals that fight cancer, heart disease, high cholesterol and more

7/26/2004 - Here's more good news on how nature can help you prevent and reverse chronic disease. Berries such as blueberries, cranberries, strawberries and raspberries are rich in disease-fighting phytochemicals that prevent and even reverse serious diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stomach ulcers...

Flavonoids are potent phytochemicals that prevent and reverse chronic disease

6/22/2004 - The article linked here offers an outstanding (if somewhat technical) overview of what flavonoids are and why the food industry is so interested in using them to market food products. What's hilarious about all this is that researchers continue to think the health benefits of whole foods are due entirely...

Green tea phytochemicals shown to prevent breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer and more

12/11/2003 3:19:41 PM - New research shows just how powerful the phytochemicals in green tea are turning out to be: they are now known to prevent breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer and other forms of cancer. In fact, if green tea were a prescription drug, it would be called a "miracle cancer cure"...

Cocoa is loaded with anti-cancer phytochemicals and compounds, says research

11/19/2003 10:54:46 PM - It's true: cocoa can prevent and reverse cancer. That's because it's loaded with powerful phytochemicals found naturally in the cacao plant -- the source of cocoa and just one of many Amazon herbs. But in the real world, people will take this information and misuse it: they'll stuff down chocolate...

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