Evidence continues to mount in support of the health benefits of phytochemicals. Unfortunately, the exact biochemical and physiological mechanisms for these health benefits are currently unclear. In fact, some of the phytochemicals, such as carotenoids and phenolics, have sometimes been shown to have pro-oxidative activity that could be harmful to health. In addition, very little is known about the absorption of the nonessential phytochemicals (eg, phenolics) through the gastrointestinal tract and their subsequent retention in tissues. Because of the lack of knowledge of the exact mechanisms and magnitude by which nutritionally nonessential antioxidants may affect health, consumption of large amounts of these compounds, in the form of either foods or supplements, may not be prudent until their bio-activity is better understood.

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

It is a well known fact that homemade food is always a healthier option for pets when compared to the market packed food. The increasing hazards to the health of the pets have made pet owners stick to containment of commercial pet food. The basic fundamentals of health for human beings are applicable for pets also.

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