Plants

Plants (26)

The foods in this program are recommended because of the phytonutrients they contain. Readers will find it useful to understand the type and function of these compounds and how they protect the body The most important fact to appreciate is amount of oxygen consumed during exercise. Metabolic sytstems increase one thousand fold when under this stress. During oxygen utilization, free radicals are generated in huge numbers. Free radicals are very reactive…
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Nuts, Seeds & Grains

  Nuts are dried or dehydrated fruits. Seeds and nuts are covered by a hard envelope that is resistant to digestive enzymes. Once the envelope or shell as we call them is removed, the seed can be eaten and digested. The seed and nut contains the embryo and stored food of the fruit. An angiosperm embryo consists of seed leaves called cotyledons that serve as a reservoir of nutrients. The…
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Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis Plants are one of the five kingdoms of living matter. Human existence is dependent on them for food because plants, in one form or another, synthesize their food. The powerhouse of a plant cell is the chloroplast. Chloroplasts are a stack of membrane-like layers that contain the phytochemical chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the green pigment, responsible for absorbing light energy from the sun and starting its conversion it into the…
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  Plant Compounds The thousands of organic compounds synthesized by plants can be grouped into several classes. The portion of the molecule or functional group that interacts with biological compounds defines these classes.   The simplest organic compounds are hydrocarbons that consist solely of hydrogen and carbons. More complex compounds that are derived from hydrocarbons are called alcohols because they contain a hydroxyl or OH group attached to a terminal…
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