Boost Your Immunity
Increase your intake of Phytochemicals
Research shows that people who eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables are considerably less likely to develop cancers. When it comes to the immune boosting power of fruits, vegetables and other plant-based foods, phytochemical is the latest buzzword.
Phytochemicals are chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants, such as lycopene, beta-carotene and even taxol, which is extracted from the Pacific yew tree, and now one of the main drugs used in the fight against cancer.
Phytochemicals are chemicals that may affect health, but are not necessarily known for their nutritional value. It is possible that modern processing techniques, including cooking, may destroy phytochemicals, so this is a strong reason for adding plants rich in them to our juicing.
Lycopene is one of the well-known phytochemicals and is found in tomatoes and other red coloured plants. Lycopene is well documented for its strong anti-cancer properties. So make a point of eating plenty tomatoes (including tomato sauce), papayas and watermelon. Interestingly, tomatoes are one of the few fruits that increases its value when cooked.
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