Lectins

Lectins

What are Lectins? Lectins are proteins that bind to carbohydrates. They cause interference with the absorption of nutrients, cause indigestion and bloating, and cause issues with metabolism. How does this happen? Lectin cannot be digested in the small intestine,...
Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers

Bell peppers are part of the nightshade family and can be in hues of red, orange, yellow, and green. Health Benefits High in antioxidants that prevent oxidative stress that can cause cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes. Vitamin A can help maintain eye...
Sage

Sage

Sage is an annual herb that is in season from May to mid November in Missouri. It has soft, gray/green leaves and has a savory taste. Health Benefits Antioxidant power: rosmarinic acid (a polyphenol) is easily absorbed in the digestive tract and reduces inflammation....
Chews Your Health + VÍOS PHYTE

Chews Your Health + VÍOS PHYTE

Chews Your Health and VÍOS PHYTE have teamed up to offer a super green supplement to promote overall health. PHYTE contains local Midwest, organic, and whole-food cereal grasses that contain essential vitamins, minerals, and proteins. PHYTE cereal grasses are...
Lycopene

Lycopene

What is Lycopene? Lycopene is the “red” color found in tomatoes. It is a carotenoid (bright color found in fruits and vegetables) and phytonutrient (nutrient found in plants which helps the process of photosynthesis). It is an essential antioxidant that can help...
Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are in the nightshade family and contain many varieties such as cherry, Roma, green, yellow, heirloom and beefsteak. They are categorized as a fruit, not a vegetable, but have a slightly sweet and acidic taste. In mid-Missouri, tomatoes should be planted from...
PREbiotics

PREbiotics

What are PREbiotics? PREbiotics are a type of insoluble fiber that travels through the gut without being completely broken down. Prebiotics are fermented in the colon by microflora (bacteria and microorganisms that live in the digestive tract) and are used for food...
Artichokes

Artichokes

Artichokes are from the Mediterranean. Common varieties are globe (ranging from medium, tennis ball size, to large) and the baby artichoke (same as the globe, but picked closer to the ground and smaller). The “heart” of the artichoke is the tender bud of the flower...
Eggplant

Eggplant

Eggplant is part of the nightshade family, and is grown in Missouri late June through mid-October. It has many varieties such as: graffiti, Italian, fairy tale, Chinese, Thai, white, Indian, and little green. Their flesh is spongy with a thick skin. Health Benefits...

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