Category Archives: Plant Foods

Why Would Herbs Provide Useful Substances to Animals?

From a philosophical viewpoint, the synthesis of substances by plants and their transfer to animals is interesting. Clearly the substances produced by plants mostly provide some benefit to the plant. However, in some cases the plant will synthesise chemicals, such … Continue reading

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Symbiotic Relationships: Plants and Animals

Symbiotic relationships in nature are those where one organism relies on another, and vice versa. A good example is the beneficial gut bacteria that inhabit the guts of most animals and humans. These bacteria are provided a home and food, … Continue reading

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Plant Based Diet: Too Little of a Good Thing

Plant based diets have been shown to have significant health benefits. Notice that the reference is to plants based diets not vegetarian diets. Eating meat can be healthy as meat contains a number of nutrients not readily available elsewhere including … Continue reading

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The Main Benefits of Plant Foods

Plant foods are good for health for a number of reasons. Here are the main advantages of eating plant foods as part of a healthy balanced diet.  Fibre Plant foods contain a range of different soluble and insoluble fibres. These … Continue reading

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