Phytochemicals are various biologically active compounds found in plants. Phytochemicals are associated with the colour pigment of the plant and each phytochemical has been researched to have different health benefits. Organically grown plants tend to have higher levels of these health giving substances in them, due to the plants needing to fend for itself, rather than rely on a pesticide to deter different predators, or artificial fertilizers to feed it. As a result to these stressors; the plant exerts an antioxidant defence mechanism, in the form of a phytochemical.
Research has linked diets low in phytochemicals to obesity
More than half of the population is deficient in phytonutrients. Research shows that we require at 9-15 serves of phytonutrient rich foods, in order to experience maximum health benefits.
Red pigmented foods are rich in the phytochemicals lycopene, anthocyanins and astaxanthin. These phytochemicals are related to the following health benefits...
Over the years of treating many clients children and spending time in Kindergartens, playgroups and school with my own children I regularly hear parents discussing issues they have with their children…
Do these sound familiar toyou?
“MY CHILD HAS PROBLEMS WITH BEDWETTING”
“MY CHILD HAS PROBLEMS WITH ECZEMA”
“MY CHILD HAS PROBLEMS WITH ASTHMA”
“MY CHILD HAS LEARNING DIFFICULTIES”
“MY CHILD STRUGGLES WITH SITTING STILL OR PAYING ATTENTION”
“MY CHILD DISPLAY’S REGULAR DEFIANT BEHAVIOUR”
“MY CHILD MISBEHAVE’S REGULARLY”
“MY CHILD SUFFERS FROM HYPERACTIVITY”
“MY CHILD HAS DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS SUCH AS DIARRHOEA AND/OR CONSTIPATION”
It may not be their fault. It might actually be the fault of the artificial colours, flavours and preservatives in their diet. There is a body of evidence suggesting learning and behavioural disorders can be exacerbated by artificial additives in food. Many parents of children with learning or behaviour issues suspect that their child is reacting to something in their diet, bu...