Learn Nutrition


In the last nutrition blog post I spoke about the benefits of phytonutrients and how to get more of these compounds in your diet. Today I want to pay special attention to the phytonutrients found in the brassica group of veggies. Brassa- what I hear you say? Brassica’s are usually dark green veggies that have quite a distinctive bitter taste like broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale etc. You may have also heard these veggies referred to as cruciferous vegetables. These veggies have received a lot of attention in recent years because of their cancer-protective benefits. They are unique sources [...]

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PHYTONUTRIENTS: Fight-O-Nutrients!

Phytonutrients or phytochemicals are chemicals found only plants - phyto comes from the Greek word for plant. Since you may hear me frequently referring to these beautiful nutrients on the blog I thought I would give you a little bit of background information. Phytonutrients often account for the colour, taste or smell of food for example the dark blue colour of blueberries, the bitterness of brocolli and the garlicky smell of well garlic. Phytonutrients often play a protective role in plants, the chemicals protect the plants from fungi, insects and birds as well as UV radiation. These nutrients [...]