Appropriating Plant Defenses

NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
05 Jan 2021

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DESCRIPTION: Plants and animal share similar biochemical pathways and signaling systems, which may explain why so many phytonutrients are beneficial to our physiology.

The aspirin story is fascinating: Aspirin Levels in Plant Foods (

This whole co-evolution concept reminds me of Human Neurotransmitters In Plants ( and The Broccoli Receptor: Our First Line of Defense (

More on the power of plants in Power Plants (

Some of the wilder things that Phytochemicals: The Nutrition Facts Missing from the Label ( can do are explored in:
• Prevent Glaucoma and See 27 Miles Further (
• Keeping Your Hands Warm With Citrus (
• How to Slow Brain Aging By Two Years (

We evolved eating a lot of plants: Paleolithic Lessons (

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