Friday, March 1, 2013

Phytochemicals and Gut Flora

"The phytochemical groups found in plants are complex in design and actions. While Americans are strongly encouraged to include more vegetables and fruits in their diets, emphasis must be placed upon consuming produce of various color groups to ensure that a broad spectrum of phytonutrients is bioavailable. Futher, restoration of gut microbiota consequent to antibiotic use and bottle-feeding appears to be crucial for biochemical activity. Herbs contain far greater concentrations of metabolically active phytomolecules than produce, an economic advantage that is underexplored. Botanicals deserve a prominent place in emerging phytochemical research on the prevention and treatment of degenerative disease."

Using Botanicals to Prevent and Fight Degenerative Disease