<thrive_headline click tho-post-8563 tho-test-56>The Top 6 Phytochemicals Found in Food</thrive_headline>

The Top 6 Phytochemicals Found in Food

There’s quite a bit of buzz around phytochemicals in food. Phytochemicals, also known as phytonutrients, are naturally occurring chemicals found in plants (hence the phyto-).

They are the compounds that give fruits and vegetables their vibrant variety of colors, smells, and tastes. With the rainbow of vegetables, you see regularly, you can imagine how many types of phytochemicals there are!

 

Phytochemical Basics

There are literally thousands of phytochemicals out there. Scientists are busy studying their potential benefits. Since you aren’t a plant, the only way to reap the benefits of phytochemicals is to eat a diet full of a variety of types of fruits and vegetables.

 

There are 6 phytochemicals scientists have spent the most effort researching:

1. BETA CAROTENE is found in orange-colored and dark green leafy vegetables. Beta-carotene is critical for eye health and also plays a key role in maintaining a healthy and strong immune system.

2. LYCOPENE is the red pigment found in tomatoes, pink grapefruit, watermelon, raspberries, and strawberries. It’s a powerful antioxidant and is linked to reduced prostate cancer risk. Lycopene is better absorbed after it’s been cooked, such as in tomato sauce.

3. LUTEIN is found in green leafy vegetables, such as kale and spinach, as well as in cruciferous vegetables, such as Brussel sprouts and broccoli. Like beta-carotene, lutein is critical for eye health and may help prevent macular degeneration.

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-8182 tho-test-49>My Daily Drink to Detox and Boost Your Immune System</thrive_headline>

My Daily Drink to Detox and Boost Your Immune System

Today I have for you my go-to morning detox drink that helps with digestion, and inflammation to boost your immune system, help you wake up with every morning and also detox at the same time. amazing right?
For 5,000 years, Ayurveda has been practiced to incorporate different herbs and spices that can boost up your immune system. But, due to our lack of knowledge on natural remedies, we often take pharmaceutical medications and antibiotics.
The solution to your problem is an elixir that I personally made.
The recipe includes lemon, pepper, turmeric, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, and plain water. It’s easy to make and we can get these ingredients virtually everywhere. This is my miracle elixir!
I used to get sick all the time. And my husband as well. He travels a lot so he used to come home sick from every trip. Since he’s been drinking this elixir, that has gotten better, he doesn’t get sick so often as before.
And me? Let’s say I have about a year without taking any cold medications or any other drug whatsoever.
This has super powerful ingredients that help your body just feel amazing!

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-6177 tho-test-9>10 Immunity Boosting Foods For the Cold and Flu Season</thrive_headline>

10 Immunity Boosting Foods For the Cold and Flu Season

“Cold and Flu” season is right around the corner, and it seems that everywhere you go you run into someone sneezing! How can you boost your immunity so you can stay healthy this Fall and Winter? Getting sick is not only uncomfortable, but it also impacts your productivities, your energy level and even your relationship (have you ever got snappy because you have a sore throat or a headache?)

If you have kids, I am sure you can relate how hard it is not to get sick from those little slimy hands – they are like petri dish on legs! Do you know that on average, school-age kids in America experience eight to ten colds a year? [according to The Children’s Hospital Guide to Your Child’s Health and Development]

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-5089 tho-test-28>Smoothie Basics: How to Make Smoothies!</thrive_headline>

Smoothie Basics: How to Make Smoothies!

When some people think of smoothies, they think, “YUCK!” They think it’s a bunch of gross, bland, mushed up veggies in a blender. Believe me, my first attempt at making my own smoothie was pretty horrible.

After learning not only about which foods should be going into smoothies, but also how to properly combine them for nutrients and taste, I found that I LOVE smoothies!!!! You can love smoothies, too! I have a ton of recipes I’d love to share with you that’ll turn your bad impression of smoothies into a love affair like no other.

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