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Green peas: Surprisingly good souces of phytonutrients and protein

5/30/2014 - The common green pea, which is the seed of the Pisum sativum plant, has been a staple food across the world for centuries. Indeed, archaeologists have found that peas were regularly consumed as far back as the late neolithic era of modern Syria, Turkey, Jordan and Greece. Immature peas were also a popular...

The health benefits of phytochemicals

5/20/2011 - Phytonutrients, the chemicals that help plants defend against environmental challenges, such as damage from pests or ultraviolet light, appear to provide humans with protection as well. Mounting research shows their effectiveness in preventing and treating a range of conditions including everything...

If You Are a Wine Drinker, Here Are Facts You Should Know

2/28/2008 - Many health-conscious people wonder whether wine is a medicinal tonic that benefits their health, or something that should be avoided at all costs. Nutritionist Frank Cooper spent two years researching the subject of wine and health, and found many answers. He investigates the medicinal, nutritional,...

New "Juice Feasting" Emerging as Phytonutrient-Rich Disease-Fighting Nutritional System

12/11/2007 - It's rare for something to come along that impresses me so much as a healing modality that it instantly changes my own life habits. But I've recently been introduced to a plant-based medicinal modality that's so incredibly effective at preventing and reversing disease that I believe it is "the" cure...

How Phytonutrients and Bio-Energy Benefit the Human Body

11/13/2007 - There is much talk about phytonutrients lately. What are phytonutrients and why are they so important? Well simply put, phytonutrients are certain compounds found in plants that evidence has shown to increase overall health and protect against certain diseases including cancer. The term “Phyto”...

Spirulina research shows treatment of breast cancer tumors, HIV virus, and other viruses

10/25/2004 - Gerry: Spirulina contains some anti-viral and immune stimulating compounds that we're just learning about. Mike: Can you talk more about that? Do you have some clinical trials on that yet, or what's the science behind that so far? Gerry: We don't have any specific clinical trials. There's been...

Researchers use phytonutrients in spinach to create highly cost-effective solar panels

7/6/2004 - It sounds bizarre, but it's true: researchers are using phytonutrients found in spinach plants to create fascinating new "green" solar panels that covert sunlight into electricity. The idea stems from the realization that spinach plants already turn sunlight into energy -- that's called photosynthesis,...

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