PhytoChemicals

Havilah Hickling

Functional Foods

Functional foods are foods that provide a specific health benefit beyond their nutritional value.

Phytochemicals

Phytochemicals are various chemicals found in different kinds of plants.

Consuming Phytochemicals Can...

-inhibit inflammation in the body

-inhibit tumor growth

-prevent of cancer formation

-inhibit growth of cancer cells

-improve of immune response

-block of carcinogens

The Five Color Groups

Red

The Phytochemical lycopene is found in tomatoes and helps with the protection against cancer.

Blue

The Phytochemical anthocyanins is found in blueberries and helps with the prevention of heart disease.

Green

The Phytochemical lutein is found in spinach and helps prevent against age-related blindness.

Recipes!

Fruits! Chicken Strawberry and Spinach Salad!

INGREDIENTS:


2 teaspoons corn oil

1 skinless, boneless chicken breast half -

cut into bite-size pieces

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1/2 lime, juiced

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

2 teaspoons milk

2 cups fresh spinach, stems removed

4 fresh strawberries, sliced

1 1/2 tablespoons slivered almonds

freshly ground black pepper to taste


DIRECTIONS:

1.Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place chicken in skillet, season with garlic powder and cook 10 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Set aside.

2.In a bowl, mix mayonnaise, lime juice, ginger and milk.

3.Arrange spinach on serving dishes. Top with chicken and strawberries, sprinkle with almonds and drizzle with dressing. Season with pepper to serve.

Vegetables! Stir-Fried Broccoli and Kale!

INGREDIENTS:


1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil

7 cloves garlic, sliced

1 chile pepper, chopped (optional)

1 head fresh broccoli, chopped

1 bunch kale, stems removed and

chopped

1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, cut in thin

strips

juice of 2 limes

salt


DIRECTIONS:

1.Heat olive oil in a large wok or skillet over high heat. Stir in garlic and chile pepper; cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in broccoli; cook 1 minute. Add kale, and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes. Pour in lime juice, and season with salt to taste. Toss well