OUR TIPConsuming foods rich in polyphenols like fruit, vegetables, tea, wine, cacao and chocolate can be fundamental for the proper functioning of the human body.
Recently there has been a lot of talk about the possibility of healing with plants and plant based diets. Many of these benefits are in part due to the polyphenols plants contain. But what exactly are these substances? And why do we need them? Let’s look for a simple explanation to these quick questions.
Polyphenols. The StrangersPolyphenols are a group of phytochemicals produced in nature by the secondary metabolism in plants. They contain antioxidants, antibacterial qualities and anti-inflammatories. Consuming foods rich in polyphenols like fruit, vegetables, tea, wine, cacao and chocolate can be fundamental for the proper functioning of the human body.
Better health and healing is definitely possible through plants. Look how these two beloved foods we find in the kitchen can help us feel better: strawberries and basil.
Healing with plants: Basil and StrawberriesStrawberries are one of the most fibrous and polyphenol-filled fruits, complete with flavonoids and anthocyanins. It is the elevated amount of polyphenols in this fruit that protects against free radicals, a molecular matter that accelerates the aging of cells. Free radicals can provoke tumors, arteriosclerosis, hypertension and intestinal inflammation.
In addition, the Polytechnic University of the Marches, the University of Belgrade and the University of Salamanca and Granada have found evidence that strawberries protect the lining of the digestive system thus helping to avoid stomach problems.
Basil also has elevated levels of polyphenols and flavonoids which contain numerous health benefits. In particular, this plant is full of antioxidants that prevent cardiovascular trouble. The presence of flavonoids also protects cell structures against radiation.
Eating well and choosing foods rich in polyphenols are two secrets of how to heal with plants. And now you can try this yourself by growing strawberries and basil at home.
Today, thanks to LED lamps for indoor growing it is possible to help plants grow easily indoors, year round and to ensure your own intake of polyphenol and chlorophyll.
Look at how fun and playful growing strawberries at home can be!