Polyphenols - What They Are, and Why You Need Them
- Polyphenols are micronutrients with antioxidant activity, found most abundantly in whole foods such as dried spices, fruits, vegetables, red wine, and cocoa
- Polyphenols play an important role in preventing and in reducing the progression of diabetes, cancer, and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases
- Polyphenols also play an important role as a prebiotic, increasing the ratio of beneficial bacteria in your gut, which is important for health, weight management, and disease prevention.
Eat Real Food for Health and Longevity
- The vast majority of chronic disease and premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. A healthy diet is based on real food, as processed foods are part of the problem
- There are many simple cost-effective ways to make any meal healthier, from adding dark green leafy vegetables, to adding your tea leaves to a smoothie rather than tossing them after making a cup of tea
- About 70 percent of emerging or reemerging infectious diseases originate in the animal kingdom. Selecting pigs and chickens for mass production may be a major mistake, as these are influenza-bearing animals.
How Your Health Benefits from Fiber, and Suffers from Antibiotics
- Your diet influences your health not just by the micronutrients it contains, but also by how it affects the bacterial colonies residing in your intestinal tract
- Soluble dietary fibers promote health by fueling beneficial bacteria to produce short chain fatty acids that help regulate your immune function and form ketones to fuel your tissues
- Rising obesity and disease rates are fueled by factors that alter the microbial composition of our microbiome. This includes C-sections, antibiotics, and dietary changes, especially the avoidance of breastfeeding.