The Powers that Plants Provide

Why Phytonutrients?
The meeting ground between Vegans and Omnivores

In the world of Nutrition and food, the only thing that is usually a constant is that it is dynamic. Thoughts change all the time. New research flips old ones on their head. Fat phobia becomes keto. There is the age old battle between Vegans and Omnivores, and everything in between, and everyone trying to convince the other on why they should adopt something else. We all believe today, and sometimes alter our belief tomorrow. Looking at the sheer number of groups and forums on each, I pondered on what is the meeting ground. Everyone needs Phytonutrients to thrive! Why Phytonutrients?

Top Powers of Phytonutrients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimately we all require phytonutrients. A diet that is rich in animal protein requires balance with plant foods. A diet that is reliant on plant sources, needs that rich variety to receive ample nourishment.

Many of the large Neutraceutical companies around the globe, provide supplements for the widest range of conditions and symptoms, many of these companies actually derive the essence of potent power from the very same plant sources.

The Mediterranean diet, so talked about for being healthy, is super charged in plant power. Once upon a time, before the discovery of different continents, countries and places, and before the invention of transport and trade, people everywhere maintained health by eating the plants that grew where they were. One of the main philosophies behind Ayurveda, is eating vegetables and fruits in season, and which are local.

“You cannot buy health; you must earn it through healthy living.”– Joel Furhman, MD’’

The Mediterranean diet, so talked about for being healthy, is super charged in plant power. Once upon a time, before the discovery of different continents, countries and places, and before the invention of transport and trade, people everywhere maintained health by eating the plants that grew where they were. One of the main philosophies behind Ayurveda, is eating vegetables and fruits in season, and which are local.

Today we have access to practically every phytonutrient around the globe. While we should try to eat predominantly what we have grown up with, this does give us access to more phytonutrients.

“Whether we are Vegans or Omnivores, let us take a step towards enriching our food and our health with the powers that exist within Phytonutrients”

 

 

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