Just to name a few...
- Prevent diabetes
- Lower cholesterol
- Lower blood pressure
- Improve memory
- Decrease incidence of Alzheimers
- Decrease incidence of osteoporosis
- Improve energy levels
- Radiating Skin
- Better eye sight
- Battle fatigue
- Reduce symptoms of arthritis
- Weight loss
- Boost fiber intake
More on each of these soon, but, overall, when you bump up your plant intake you are increasing the amount of fiber in your diet, reducing overall calories, adding healthy healing fats and exponentially increasing phytonutrients, which help with just about everything on the list. Tonight, while you are making dinner, add some additional broccoli and carrots to your meal, or any of your favorite veggies. The key is lots of color! The more color the greater the variety of phytonutrients you'll receive.
Ps. A piece of good quality dark chocolate after a meal counts as a plant!
Pps. Recommend organic whenever possible.
What is a phytonutrient? "Phyto" is the Greek word for plant. They are substances found within plants that help to fight disease, build the immune system and prevent age-related illnesses. There are over 25,000 phytonutrients found in plants!