phytochemical


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a chemical substance obtained from plants that is biologically active but not nutritive

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Rice bran, an outer layer of whole grain rice, is a rich source of the phytochemical known as gamma-oryzanol and of two forms of vitamin E--the tocopherols and the tocotrienols.
These include Nutrition Bites, which provide targeted information on selected foods and phytochemicals, and Nutrition Fact Sheets, which provide up-to-date information on controversial research on health and phytochemicals (biofactors in plant-based foods) to the general public as well as health professionals.
The phytochemical works to inhibit the division of harmful bacteria.
The absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) and drug likeness properties of these phytochemicals are estimated using software QikProp [R].
These phytochemical hormones act as estrogens in the body and have protective functions.
"Phytochemicals suppress oestrogen production that prevents the proliferation of breast cancer cells and the growth of oestrogen-responsive tumours," the Scotsman quoted principal investigator Shiuan Chen, director of the Division of Tumuor Cell Biology and co-leader of the Breast Cancer Research Programme at City of Hope in Duarte, California, as saying.
Previous Phytochemical studies of some fungicidal plants have shown the presence of tannins, alkaloids, flavonoids and saponins (Harbone, 1973; Leven and Vilentinct, 1981; Olugbade et at, 1992; Encarta, 2006).
Health experts say you should look for an increased in genetically engineered foods such as fruits and vegetables that contain phytochemicals and antioxidants--supernutrients that fight disease.
"Wild blueberries do exactly that, with only 45 calories per serving, lots of vitamins and minerals, and the ever-important phytochemical contribution."
Products that include phytochemicals may or may not be permitted a health claim There are just 12 FDA-permitted health claims, and only one (plant sterol/stanol esters and heart disease) directly mentions a phytochemical, But many more health claims generally suggest a connection by recommending fiber or specifically the consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Phytochemical functional foods is edited by Ian Johnson from the Institute of Food Research, Norwich, UK and F.
This cruciferous vegetable is notable for its sulphoraphane content, a phytochemical shown to activate enzymes which may destroy cancer-causing chemicals.
Supported by solid scientific research, Phytochemicals in Nutrition and Health helps provide answers to probing questions concerning the mechanisms of action associated with beneficial phytochemical groups.
"Brussels sprouts contain sinigrin, a special type of glucosinolate which is a particular type of phytochemical, also found in cabbage and other 'greens'.