why hello phytonutrients

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When I first learned about the power of an antioxidant to create energy and heal inflammation. ⠀ ⠀ My mind was blown and My life changed forever. ⠀ ⠀ I healed chronic sinus infections, anxiety and even bad relationships. ⠀ ⠀ In 🧪 terms, these phytochemicals bind and attract free radicals or protons (AKA ACIDs) so that each mitochondria can create adenosine triphosphate (AKA energy). ⠀ ⠀ Each color you see, ⠀ each flavor you taste,⠀ is the resonance of a specific antioxidant. ⠀ ⠀ Not only do antioxidants create energy for our cells, they feed the microbiome. ⠀ ⠀ We are literally creating compost for our internal soil. ⠀ ⠀ What the gut bacteria create chemically as a result of the food we feed it, dictates how healthy our gut lining and tight junctions are. These are called short chain fatty acids. And the short chain fatty acids are what give fermented foods a A+++ rating from me as far as probiotic supplementation is concerned. ⠀ ⠀ 🔹Where food comes from matters. ⠀ ⠀ – soil treatments dictate how many probiotic bacteria are naturally on the plant. ⠀ ⠀ 🔹How long it’s been since it’s been picked matters. ⠀ ⠀ -food in the store sits on cold storage for shopping and is treated with fungicides to look fresh for purchase. Often picked under-ripe and half way to cellular decay before we even eat it. ⠀ ⠀ 🔹Diversify your intake of plants and grow a resilient garden inside you! ⠀ ⠀ So feed your gut. Fertilize your gut. And have a fantastic 💩 ⠀ ⠀ health depends on it.

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