For thousands of years healers have known about the benefits of eating natural, unprocessed, live foods. With the advent of the industrial revolution and the birth of modern medicine, much ancient wisdom about the healing properties of living foods and herbs was ignored.
Yet today, it is scientists who are rediscovering many components in living foods that have a major impact on our body systems, helping to promote health and prevent disease. These are the phytochemicals (phyto means ‘plant’ in Greek).
Phytochemicals are biologically active compounds in food. They play a vital role in the body’s biochemistry in ways that impact on our health as significantly as vitamins and minerals.
In this sense they are best thought of as essential nutrients.
-- from a South African Journal
Dorit, Certified Chopra Centre Educator and Vegan Living Foods Chef/Life Skills Coach
Author, Celebrating Our Raw Nature
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