fruits and vegetables

Fighting Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation is your body’s natural response to injury: it’s an attempt to stop the damage and start the healing process. When you get a cut or other injury, you can see inflammation in action. When an injury happens, your body releases chemicals and white blood cells into your bloodstream, ready to attack and kill invading bacteria, viruses, […]

Fruits and vegetables

Fighting Free Radicals

Your body comprises trillions of cells. Cells, in turn, are made up of many molecules. Molecules consist of atoms joined by chemical bonds. Atoms consist of neutrons, protons, and electrons. The number of positively charged protons in the atom’s nucleus determines the number of negatively charged electrons surrounding the atom. Electrons orbit an atom in […]


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 […]