Nuts are dried or dehydrated fruits. Seeds and nuts are covered by a hard envelope that is resistant to digestive enzymes. Once the envelope or shell as we call them is removed, the seed can be eaten and digested. The seed and nut contains the embryo and stored food of the fruit. An angiosperm embryo consists of seed leaves called cotyledons that serve as a reservoir of nutrients. The…
This site is devoted to the prevention of illness and the improvement of exercise performance. It attributes the forces that accomplish these lofty goal to the cell membrane receptors of the athlete and the molecules they interact with. These are called ligands. Ligands originate as foods and drugs.  Good foods stimulate the body's healing systems.  Healing in advance of illness produces exceptionalism. The binding of foods and their receptors in…
Colorful carbohydrates are found in the many fruits and vegetables grown around the world.    Carbohydrates are creations of plants.   Their importance to life can never be overstated.    Air and food are products of plants.  Without plants the human miracle of life would be aborted.     Foods can be categorized into groups based on the predominant pigment they contain. There are other phyto-nutrients that are bound up…