Tuesday, May 18, 2010
My Diet in Nutraceuticals
I've to embark on a journey through nutraceuticals - those diet derived chemicals that are supposed to have a variety of health-increasing (or health decreasing!) properties. Some examples are soy, anthocyanins, glucosinolates, thiolates, minerals, flavones, terpenes...and on and on...but what are all of these crazy names and what do they do for me?
That is a good question.
My goal for the next few weeks is to educate through diet. I'll give real examples of things that I eat and topically address the nutraceuticals that these foods contain.I'll start with an overview post and then address them topically. Those posts with almost certainly include some crazy tidbits about my life as we go.
What food-based chemicals are you curious about?