Send Your Genes a Raspberry Email. The Surprising Nature of Phytonutrients
Late summer in the Canadian Rockies means berries. As I plucked them off their brave little bushes, I thought: “What an amazing plant to grow here, in – let’s face it – a rather harsh climate.” And consider this: Raspberries chronicle their struggle with the environment as tiny chemical messages called anthocyanins, and when we eat them, those messages talk directly to our genes. As a result, our bodies become more resilient to our own stressful environment.
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