The most significant group of biologically active botanical molecules are the flavonoids. The flavonoids are a library of molecules that are widely distributed among various plant species.   Over 2000 individual chemicals have been isolated, investigated and tested.   Flavonoids as a group are potent antioxidants with specific ones also capable of inhibiting the metabolism of certain carcinogens. Flavonoids are more pharmacologically diverse and more powerful than carotenoids. Catechins for…
An ideal diet should obtain between fifteen and twenty percent of its total calories from fat. The American diet provides over forty percent of calories in the form of fats and oils. Not only is this a shockingly high amount, but the kind of fats that are built into foods are the bad ones, the saturated and polyunsaturated ones. These oils have been processed, exposed to powerful solvents and overheated.…
Glutathione is a tripeptide compound.   Glutathione contains a most essential amino acid in the sulfur containing, cysteine.  The thiol side chain of cysteine is involved in many enzymatic reactions.   Glutathione is the body's master antioxidant.   The foods that contain the most glutathione are asparagus and avocados. Other good sources of the antioxidant include broccoli, cabbage, tomato, watermelon, strawberries and walnuts.  Glutathione levels in the body can also be increased by supplementing the…