“Health – A to Z” – L

The Letter L.

Lecithin

Required by every cell in your body. It is necessary for for optimal brain, nerve and cell functions – you can grow new brain cells. It’s inexpensive. It’s easy to consume. It’s an anti-aging nutrient for your skin.It’s natural. It protects your heart and cardiovascular system. It’s essential for healthy liver function. It helps you absorb and assimilate nutrients. Lecithin granules are best obtained from Non genetically modified soy. The granules are easily consumed when added to other foods, like juices, dressings, cereals.

Lemon

A tasty inexpensive way to detoxify. Lemon juice is a potent detoxifier and has been used to help reduce kidney stones and gall stones.  It is a good general blood and body purifier.

Lemons

Lycopene

The natural red antioxidant phyto-nutrient found in fruit and vegetables, like tomatoes, watermelon, papaya, carrots etc. Unlike many nutrients, it becomes more bioavailable in cooked foods. Serving in oil-rich dishes (such as spaghetti sauce or pizza) greatly increases assimilation from the digestive tract into the bloodstream. Lycopene is fat-soluble, so the oil is said to help absorption. Lycopene is anecdotally thought to be beneficial for many health issues.