ASAP Plant Minerals gives plants the ability to manufacture phytochemicals essential to human health. Minerals facilitate phytochemical synthesis in plants, and it is well acknowledged that soil has been stripped of most of these minerals over the past 50 years. Minerals act directly or act as co-factors in the chloroplasts cells of plants which are natural pharmaceutical factories. At this point, we know that the plant kingdom can produce over 4000 flavonoids and 25,000 phytochemicals. This is dependent on the concentration of micro-minerals in the soil. There is a direct relationship between the nutrient content in food and the nutrient content in the soil. Many of the nutrient minerals in the soil are taken into roots, stems, leaves, fruit, and nuts. Plant-made nutrients, like vitamins, are dependent on these same minerals. Here are some foods with some of the best phytochemicals!
The green fruit with smooth, oily flesh confuses many people. It is high in calories and some people mistakenly believe the fat content raises cholesterol in the body. But the phytochemical beta-sitosterol makes the opposite true. Beta-sitosterol is one of the phytosterols – the equivalent in plants of cholesterol in animals. Because it is so similar in structure to cholesterol, and beta-sitosterol competes.