Phytonutrients

Phytonutrients

Phytonutrients Questions

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by 56616 · about 1 hour ago

Saw this discussed in comments and thought it deserved a real question. Antioxidants are hyped in nearly every news story from "green tea cures cancer!" to "blueberries do your taxes!" But others say they aren't so great and may even by poison.... (more)

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Jay_1 0 · March 12, 2010 at 4:19 PM

I don't think vitamins and other plant nutrients are healthy because they are antioxidants (with a possible exception for GI tract cancers, where there is direct contact with at-risk tissue). To help prove the point, see the following study... (more)

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by 15583 · about 1 hour ago

Following on from the discussion of things it's safe to drink a lot of what do people think about rooibos (red) tea? I used to drink a lot of it, typically brewed the traditional way, i.e. as strong as it can possibly be. Being full of... (more)

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HealthRediscovery 0 · March 11, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Maybe you should ask this as a question about polyphenols in general. I tend to think along the lines of Stephen: (not using the quote feature to preserve the links) As a little side note, polyphenols are those wonderful plant antioxidants that... (more)

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by 13983 · about 1 hour ago

I like to avoid things like ibuprofen and other meds of that ilk. Mark Sisson had a good post on anti-inflammatory foods a while back. He listed things like: Garlic Broccoli Spinach Kale Bok choy Cauliflower Cabbage Onions Peppers But I want... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · April 02, 2010 at 2:37 AM

Because I was looking for a specific list of paleo foods that have a positive effect on acute inflammation, and was not looking to debate the merit or mistake of attempting to reduce acute inflammation, I am reluctant to make Patrik's answer the... (more)

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