Definition of Phytochemicals:

Substances such as vitamins and minerals that occur naturally in plants and have been shown in research to possibly prevent or cure disease.

Also: Phytochemical

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Antioxidant Requirement

...the condition
“...Some compounds found in fruits and vegetables that may promote health (phytochemicals) are powerful antioxidants...”

Breast Cancer

...recommendation DIM / I3C
Phytochemicals such as indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and sulforaphane are components of cruciferous vegetables which exhibit antitumorigenic activity associated with altered carcinogen metabolism and...”
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Cabbage Family Vegetables a treatment
“...These vegetables also contain diindolylmethane, a much more powerful phytochemical which is actually just two indole-3-carbinol molecules attached chemically to each other...”

Cancer, General

...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“...The multitude of phytochemicals found in various fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, and nuts are thought to protect against heart disease and cancer...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“...The multitude of phytochemicals found in various fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, and nuts are thought to protect against heart disease and cancer...”
...recommendation High/Increased Fiber Diet
“...Fiber-rich foods are also good sources of phytochemicals and anti-oxidants that help to lower the risk for heart disease...”

DIM / I3C a treatment
“...The phytochemicals in cruciferous vegetables have been shown to beneficially affect the body's hormonal and detoxification systems...”

Elevated Insulin Levels

...recommendation Cinnamon
“...The typical 12 to 34 teaspoon dose contains a phytochemical called methyl hydroxy chalcone polymer (MHCP) which improves cellular glucose utilization and increases the sensitivity of insulin receptors in laboratory studies...”
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Honey a treatment
“...Some honeys have an additional phytochemical antibacterial component...”

Juicing a treatment
“...Juicing provides health benefits for several reasons ... It often contains chlorophyll and special protective phytochemicals which prevent chronic degenerative disease...”

Multiple Vitamin Need

...our question about Low-carbohydrate dieting
“...substances like the cholesterol and saturated fat, and industrial pollutants and carcinogens in meat, yet restrict one's intake of fiber and the literally thousands of antioxidants and phytochemicals found exclusively in the plant kingdom (like the carotenoids, lycopenes, bioflavonoids, phytic acid, indoles, isothiocyanates, and so on) that have "anti-aging, anti-cancer and...”

Olive Leaf Extract a treatment
“...The main constituent of olive leaf is the phytochemical oleuropein, which has broken down to elenolic acid, which have a powerful anti-bacterial effect, and has the ability to interfere with critical amino acid production essential for...”

Prostate Cancer

...recommendation Soy Isoflavones
“...Phytochemicals in soy protect against cancer via several different mechanisms, including interacting with intracellular enzymes, regulating protein synthesis, controlling growth factor actions...”

Raw Food/Fruitarian Diet Consequences

...the condition
“...The raw food diet is attracting more recognition following the discovery of phytochemicals, antioxidants, bioflavonoids and the other cancer-fighting, rejuvenating elements in fruits and vegetables...”

Red Wine a treatment
“Red Wine is a rich source of biologically active phytochemicals.  Particular compounds called polyphenols, such as catechins and resveratrol, are thought to have antioxidant or anti-cancer properties...”

Soy Isoflavones a treatment
“Isoflavones are a class of phytochemicals, which are compounds found only in plants...”
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