Enjoying the Benefits of Enzymes

After you eat, you must digest the food: you break the food apart and reduce it to a state from which you can absorb the nutrients into your blood stream, which transports the nutrients to all parts of your body. Each nutrient combines and interacts with other nutrients and chemicals to create still other chemicals […]


Discovering the Pharmacy at the Farmers Market: Phytochemicals in Fruits and Vegetables

Phytochemicals are naturally occurring plant chemicals that protect plants against bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and also provide plants with color, odor, and flavor. Because they can also influence the chemical processes inside your body in ways that benefit your health, they are often referred to as “phytonutrients” or even “nutraceuticals”; however, the term is generally […]

Claire's Cafe Veggie Sandwich

Finding Vitality with Vitamins

A vitamin is an organic compound required as a vital nutrient in limited amounts. Your body can’t make vitamins in sufficient quantities, so you must obtain them from your diet or from supplements. Each vitamin comprises one or more vitamer compounds grouped under a letter of the alphabet, such as “vitamin A”, which includes the […]