Chlorophyll, the most ubiquitous plant pigment in the world, may protect our DNA against mutation by intercepting carcinogens.
The spice saffron appears to improve both the emotional and physical symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
For more on the antioxidant mechanism, see Antioxidant Power of Plant Foods Versus Animal Foods. For boosting our liver's ability to detoxify carcinogens, see The Best Detox, and for boosting our DNA repair enzymes,Kiwifruit and DNA Repair. These are but a few of the various beneficial roles played by Phytochemicals: The Nutrition Facts Missing From the Label, and it's not just the green pigments. There are the yellow ones, orange ones, red ones, and blue ones. Sounds like a Dr. Seuss book! That's it for volume 10—thanks for everyone's continued interest in my work. Volume 11 starts tomorrow!
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