in the world and antioxidants are important because they fight excess free radicals in the body (caused by car pollution, diet, etc.). Excess free radicals can cause premature aging, heart disease, cancer, inflammation, arthritis, osteoporosis, wrinkles, DNA damage (from pollution, toxic exposures, diet, etc.) and other health challenges. Antioxidants help protect the cells in your body from damage that can potentially set the stage for many health problems including blood vessel damage that contributes to heart disease. Goji berries contain not only high amounts of vitamins and minerals but also have many unique phytonutrients, polysaccharides, phenolics and other unique natural compounds not found in most foods. For example, they contain an antioxidant called zeaxanthin, which can contribute to eye and skin health, compounds to boost immunity and promote healthy linings of the urinary, intestinal & respiratory tracts, lower blood sugar and even prevent certain types of cancers. Goji berries also contain certain kinds of polysaccharides and other substances which have demonstrated their ability to increasing energy, mental focus, alertness, mental acuity and improving circulation & strength which can benefit physical fitness routines & sports activities. Some users also report improvements in the quality of sleep, calmness and better mood.
there’s a study which shows that eating 7 servings or more, per week of tomatoes can reduce your risk of developing certain cancers such as rectal, stomach and colon cancers by as much as 60%. Tomatoes also contain a type of beneficial phytonutrients called saponins, which is one the things which give tomatoes a slightly bitter taste, and when inside us, saponins act like antioxidants (anti-aging compounds). Saponins have been shown to protect again breast, prostate and other cancers and can also help to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood by interfering with its re-absorption. Also, this “interfering” with cholesterol is what some studies have shown with regards to saponins’ ability to prevent cancer. Cancer loves to feed on cholesterol in our bodies (that’s one potential reason for higher cancer rates in populations consuming cholesterol-rich Western diets) but saponins are able to react with the cholesterol which cancer feeds on thus limiting cancer’s potential growth and viability.
They’re rich in vitamin C and other vitamins such as A, B6 and other B-complex vitamins plus beneficial phytochemicals.
These enzymes are much more concentrated in green papayas than in ripe ones. Papayas are also rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and heart-friendly potassium. Green papayas are also rich in folic acid (vitamin B9) which naturally reduces a substance in the body called homocysteine. Those with elevated levels of homocysteine have a much higher risk of a heart attack or stroke.
very high in protein both soluble and insoluble fiber and are a great source of B-vitamins, iron, strong-bone-promoting minerals phosphorus and manganese and heart-friendly vitamin potassium which helps to regulate heartbeat and blood pressure. Green peas are also a good source of zinc which is important for the immune system to be able to successfully fight bacterial and viral infections and for faster wound healing.