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Best Balance of Nature Phytochemicals Blogs

Balance of Nature frequently posts educational articles. Here are the best ones about phytochemicals and the benefits they posses. Maybe you'll learn something, check them out!

Source: https://www.balanceofnature.com/blog

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Six Benefits of Beta-carotene

Six Benefits of Beta-carotene

Do you “carrot-all” about eye health, vision, a strong immune system, and healthy skin? Then beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A, is an important phytonutrient that you’ll want to learn more about. Click here to read the full post on the Balance of Nature website.

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Everything Great About Geraniol

Everything Great About Geraniol

There are hundreds of thousands of phytonutrients. Geraniol is one of these. It has several benefits when consumed in whole food form. Geraniol is a monoterpenoid or monoterpene alcohol that is used in many oils such as citronella oil, rose oil, and palmarosa oil. Geraniol occurs naturally in the essential oils of geranium and lemon as well as various fruits, flowers, and vegetables. Click here to read the full post on Balance of Nature's blog.

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Resveratrol: A Powerful Plant Nutrient

Resveratrol: A Powerful Plant Nutrient

First things first, we need to talk about just how you should get resveratrol. Nutrients—including vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals—can often be isolated or synthetic. These don’t even come close to natural nutrients in their whole food state; they are not the same. We believe in the synergistic effect of all phytonutrients. Click here to read the full blog post.

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What Are the Benefits of the Phytonutrient Beta-Cryptoxanthin?

What Are the Benefits of the Phytonutrient Beta-Cryptoxanthin?

One group of phytonutrients are carotenoids, and within that group is the sub-group xanthophylls. One type of xanthophyll is beta-cryptoxanthin, which has been associated with reduced weight and decreased lung cancer risk. We’ll discuss beta-cryptoxanthin’s benefits and how you can get more of them in your life. Beta-cryptoxanthin is most abundant in mandarin oranges, persimmons, oranges, papayas, pumpkin, and red sweet peppers. Click here to read the full blog post.

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Hydroxytyrosol - Foods That Contain It and How It Can Benefit You

Hydroxytyrosol - Foods That Contain It and How It Can Benefit You

Hydroxytyrosol is a tyrosol within the polyphenol family that may help reduce cardiovascular risk, cancer risk, and more. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and plays a role in protection of low-density lipoproteins. Seeing as they used a lot of olives, a major source of this hydroxytyrosol, ancient Greeks and Romans had it made when it came to this phenolic compound. Click here to read the full blog post.

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The Phytonutrient Daidzein Has a Lot of Health Benefits

The Phytonutrient Daidzein Has a Lot of Health Benefits

One study found that daidzein increased protein content, alkaline phosphatase activity, and DNA content in certain cells. Though, this can be prevented by certain protein synthesis inhibitors. Alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme located in the liver with many functions. To read the full blog post, click here.

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What Foods Contain Theophylline and What Are Its Benefits?

What Foods Contain Theophylline and What Are Its Benefits?

Theophylline is in the alkaline family of phytonutrients. It is sometimes called a xanthine or methylxanthine too. Theophylline has been used in medications, but we are interested in its whole food form, not extracted or synthetically made. Many nutrients—including vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals—are often isolated or synthetic. These don’t even come close to natural nutrients in their whole food state; they are not the same. We believe in the synergistic effect of all phytonutrients. To read the full post, click here.

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Everything You Need To Know About Epicatechin

Everything You Need To Know About Epicatechin

Epicatechin belongs to the flavonoid family within the polyphenol class of phytonutrients. It is, as all phytonutrients are, found in plants. Cocoa, tea, grapes, dark chocolate, and apple cider are among the foods that contain the highest amounts of epicatechin (green tea, apples, cocoa products, and red wine specifically). Due to its antioxidant properties, epicatechin consumed through whole food can help manage diabetes and improve heart health. To learn more about the benefits of epicatechin, read the blog post!

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Cool Health Benefits of Citronellol

Cool Health Benefits of Citronellol

Each week we will shine the spotlight on a couple of phytonutrients, covering all we can about them. Don’t know what phytonutrients are? Read our article all about phytonutrients.

You’ve probably heard about phytonutrients like beta-carotene, but have you ever heard of citronellol? Read on to find out everything you should know about it.

To learn more about the phytonutrient citronellol, visit our blog!

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Cinnamaldehyde

Cinnamaldehyde

Learn more about cinnamaldehyde, how you can get it, and what it can do for you.