Functional Foods and Phytochemicals
What are phytochemicals?
Examples of Phytochemicals
Health Benefits of Phytochemicals
- Improve your vision
- Lower your risk of America's top two killers, heart disease and cancer
- Lowers cholesterol
- Prevent joint inflammation
- Improves lung health
More About Phytochemicals
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons white sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 cup frozen blueberries, thawed
1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. In a small bowl, beat together egg and milk. Stir milk and egg into flour mixture. Mix in the butter and fold in the blueberries. Set aside for 1 hour.
2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
Taken from: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/todds-famous-blueberry-pancakes/detail.aspx
1 orange, peeled
1/2 cup water
1 leaf kale, torn into several pieces
2 ripe bananas, peeled
1. Blend the orange in a blender until mostly juice.
2. Add the water and kale; blend again on High speed until kale is liquefied.
3. Break the bananas into chunks and add to the blender. Start blending on a lower speed until the banana is incorporated. Increase speed to blend the mixture into a pudding-like texture.
Taken from: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe-Tools/Print/Recipe.aspx?recipeID=220172&origin=detail&servings=1&metric=false