[NAFEX] Re: Blueberries reverse certain....
Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Sun Feb 6 16:53:33 EST 2005
Even 25 years ago, when I wrote my dissertation in nutrition, we were very
aware that foods contained "intrinsic factors" - unidentified compounds with
healthful effects - and whole foods were more nutritious and bioactive than
fractions of those foods. The quest has been to find what specific
compounds have what medical effects, because those particular compounds can
become standardized medicines. However, if one does want to be healthy, the
direction of your cardiologist partner's advice is good. The diet rich in
veggies, fruits and whole foods, which has been advocated by health food
'nuts' for 150 years or more, is shown again and again to be necessary for
Yes, nutritional science is in its infancy. How the biochemical factory
that is the body uses so many raw ingredients to create and sustain itself,
its mind, and soul, remains intriguing.
~ Stephen Sadler
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Subject: [NAFEX] Re: Blueberries reverse certain....
One "authority" lists the following in descending order according to their
"antioxidant" content. It is best to consider the value of things other
than just antioxidant content: like; amount of fiber and type of fiber,
phenols content, mineral content, recognized vitamin content, etc. There
are more than likely other things which are presently undiscovered which are
causing researchers to react so dramatically when they discover that foods
provided by nature cause marvelous results. Consider that serious
nutritional research is in its infancy and a lot remains to be discovered.
For now, may I suggest eating more fruits and vegetables of all kinds, both
raw and cooked, some nuts and grains, but restrict your caloric intake. My
fellow practitioner, a cardiologist, recommends to his patients: "If it
isn't a vegetable, fruit, nut or whole grain and tastes real good, spit it
Plum (One reference lists prunes as highest of all foods)
Zone 7/8 So.Car.
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