PHYTONUTRIENTS #6: THE GREEN GROUP

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PHYTONUTRIENTS #6: THE GREEN GROUP – The Green group has Lutein like the Yellow-Green group but I like to talk about this group separately as one of my Seven Color Groups because this group also has Glucosinolates one of the most ancient and important defense mechanisms of plants that has a great benefit for us when we eat vegetables from this group. The Glucosinolates are found in 450 different species including the ones you know including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbages, and Bok Choy. Glucosinolates are inactive until the plant cell is crushed or eaten raw activating an enzyme in the plant cell called myrosinase so that a poison called isothiocyanate (ITC) is released. The ITC goes to your liver where enzymes inactivate ITC in a two-step reaction so the ITC gets out of your body in your bile and urine. In the process, the families of enzymes in the liver known as drug-metabolizing enzymes are increased through the activation of genes in the liver. They are overstimulated beyond what you need for this single episode of increased ITC so that you are protected from this and many other poisons you might eat in the next few days. I call these Phytonutrient Metabolizing Enzymes in the liver because there were no drugs 100,000 years ago to stimulate them when ancient man was eating plant foods with natural poisons like ITC. You should eat at least 3 servings (100 grams each) per week from this group or even one each day since the amount of Glucosinolates varies depending on how the vegetables were grown. What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger!! So eat your Green Group!!! #drdavidheber #broccoli #brusselsprouts #cabbage #bokchoy #detox to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com and read PERSONALIZED NUTRITION AND TRANSFORMATION available as an e-book on Amazon.com for $5.49

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