Chlorophyll, the most ubiquitous plant pigment in the world, may protect our DNA against mutation by intercepting carcinogens.
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For more on the antioxidant mechanism, see Antioxidant Power of Plant Foods Versus Animal Foods. For more on boosting our liver’s ability to detoxify carcinogens, see The Best Detox, and for more on boosting our DNA repair enzymes, see 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 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 is next!
If you’re wondering about the oxalates in spinach and other greens, I have a couple of videos that came out after this one was released: Oxalates in Spinach and Kidney Stones: Should We Be Concerned? and Kidney Stones and Spinach, Chard, & Beet Greens: Don’t Eat Too Much. See all of my more recent videos on greens here.