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List of Phytochemicals
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Phytochemicals or Phytonutrients are compounds produced by plants. They are abundant in plant staples like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. They reduce inflammation like antioxidants,regulate hormones,helps DNA from damage, defense against pathogens, and so on. They differ from antioxidants eventhough some of the phytochemicals possess antioxidant properties.
1) Which phytochemical plays a key role in preventing DNA damage?
Food Sources- Raw Broccolli, Raw Cauliflower, Raw Cabbage, Raw Brussel Sprouts/Mildly Steamed.
2) For Stomach bacteria?
Food Sources- Raw Broccolli,Raw Cauliflowe,Raw Cabbage,Raw Brussel Sprouts/Mildly Steamed.
3)As a cardiovascular protective?
Food Sources-Watermelon, Squash, honeydew ,cucumber, gourds, pumpkin
4)Hepatoprotective (For Liver )?
Curcurbitacin, anthocyanidins, proanthocyanidins, and resveratrol Food Sources- Curcurbitacin- Watermelon, Squash, honeydew, cucumber, gourds, pumpkin Anthocyanidins- Red and purple coloured fruits & vegetables, Tubers Proanthocyanidins- Cranberries and grapes. (These light skinned fruits have higher concentrations of pesticides as pesticides can peneterate light skin in to fleshy part known as mesocarp). Resveratrol- peanuts (High in Aflatoxin), dark chocolates.
5) For Diabetics?
Tannins, Alkoloids, Flavonoids Food Sources Tannins- Tea and Coffee Decotation, Apple, Appricot, holybasil and Mint Alkaloids- Coffee, Cocoa, Tomatoes
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