Dictionary of Terms
combination of plant fibers. Helps
to absorb fat and cholesterol and facilitates weight loss.
cherries-small red berries (fruit). High
in vitamin C and bioflavoids.
starch splitting enzyme.
minerals, enzymes, or phytochemicals, etc. that prevent free radical damage to
the cells and oxidation of fats in the body.
5.) Barley juice powder-juice extracted from barley. High in enzymes, vitamins, minerals, protein, and chlorophyll
or extent to which a nutrient or drug enters the general circulation.
or flavonoids-dietary antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and
tea. There are over 5000 flavonoids in
nature. Potentiates the effects of
layer of grains which is considered an undigestable fiber.
proteolytic enzyme extracted from the stem of the pineapple plant. Helps to digest and dissolve mucous that bacteria use to
protect themselves from the immune system.
are pigments of plants that have nutritional and antioxidant qualities.There are
over 500 different plant pigments. Ex.-beta
fiber derived from Irish moss.
coloring substance in plants. Resembles
the red blood cell in its chemical structure.
gluconate-phytochemical in plants found to be a potent inhibitor of chemical
carcinogenesis (production of cancer).
saline algae-an algae that provides the most diverse natural source of
carotenoid-beta carotene, alpha-carotene, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and lutein
are a few.
remove toxins or poisons from the body.
components of carbohydrates found in the skins of fruits and vegetables and the
coverings of cereal grains They
foster good intestinal function and elimination.
Some parts of fibers are digested by intestinal bacteria.
radical-unstable molecules that cause irritation, breakdown of tissues and
chain carbohydrates. Sugars
linked together with unique bonds so the body can't digest them.
They pass through the intestines onto the large intestine where they can
feed the beneficial bacteria.
cambogia-South Asian tree. The
rind of the fruit contains (-) hydroxycitric acid which influences the body's
production of fats from carbohydrates and suppresses the appetite naturally.
of konjac root, has fat binding ability. Attracts
water and swells more than any other known fiber.
Is a pectin like gel fiber that helps in lowering cholesterol.
gum-a plant mucilage (fiber) found in legumes.
berries-high in catechins. These
berries come from a shrub native to Europe.
High in catechins and flavonoids, anthocyanidans and proanthocyanidins
(responsible for the red and blue colors in all berries).
Helps to improve blood flow to the heart, balances blood pressure, acts
as a anti-inflammatory and prevents collagen destruction in joints.
(high density lipoproteins)-dense protein fat molecules that circulate in
the blood, picking up used or unused cholesterol and taking them back to the
phytochemical found in cruciferous vegetables like green cabbage.
It increases healthy metabolism of estrogen.
fiber-insoluble in water, but absorbs water to increase fecal size and
weight. Example-wheat bran.
carbohydrate found in Jerusalem artichokes that helps to promote normal blood
sugar. Inulin also promotes the growth of
friendly bacteria in the intestines.
seaweed used for its mineral and iodine content.
Helps to detoxify intestinal toxins and heavy metals.
amino acid that prevents excess fat buildup in the liver and body. Also works as an antioxidant.
Contains sulfur for strong hair and nails.
acidophilus-friendly bacteria in the intestinal tract that play a role in immune function and
the nutritional status of the body. Lactobaccillus
produce substances that inhibit the growth of negative bacteria.
Ex.-lactic and acetic acid.
(Low density lipoproteins)-made in the liver and carry cholesterol in the
blood to the organs and cells.
fat splitting digestive enzyme.
bean gum-a mucilage fiber extracted from the locust bean.
carotene found in tomatoes and dark green vegetables like spinach and kale.
Concentrated in retina of the eye, helps prevent macular degeneration.
a carotenoid, a red pigment from tomatoes.
Is prevalent in the testes, prostate, and human plasma.
of all physical and chemical changes that take place in the body.
protein-digesting enzyme from papaya.
found in all plant cell walls. An
apple peel is 15% pectin. Pectin's
gel forming qualities are responsible for lowering cholesterol.
catechin-a phytochemical which acts in the body as an anti-inflammatory.
catechin-bioflavonoids that quench free radicals.
bacteria found in the healthy intestines. Ex.-lactobacillus
protein splitting enzyme.
fats-commonly found in animals and are hard at room temperature.
Lard, suet, and butter are saturated animal fats.
Coconut and palm oils are saturated vegetable
fiber-water soluble fiber helps to lower cholesterol.
Ex.-gums, pectin, oat bran.
blue-green microalgae which is 60 to 70% protein.
Spirulina has the highest vitamin B12
content of any unprocessed plant or animal food.
herb used as a flavor enhancer. Also
inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria and other infectious organisms.
combined action or operation of nutrients.
soluble compounds with varying degrees of antioxidant vitamin E activity.
chromium-is three types of chromium-chromium glutathionate, chromium
nicotinate, and chromium chelate.
oils-seed, nut, or vegetable oils that have not been processed.
Ex.-cold pressed oils.
fats-are unstable at room temperatures and sensitive to interactions with
oxygen, light, and heat.
grown from wheat, high in
chlorophyll and taken as a rejuvenator and purifier of the blood.
An anti-aging food.
desert plant that is both a food and antioxidant.
carotene found in tomatoes and dark green vegetables like spinach and
kale. Protects against