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DESCRIPTION: Phytonutrients in certain plant foods may block the toxic effects of industrial pollutants like dioxins through the Ah receptor system.
What is this Ah Receptor thing? Please check out the “prequel,” The Broccoli Receptor: Our First Line of Defense (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-broccoli-receptor-our-first-line-of-defense-2).
I report different mechanisms but similar outcomes in Plants vs. Pesticides (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/plants-vs-pesticides/) and Eating Green to Prevent Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eating-green-to-prevent-cancer/). So this all suggests a double benefit of eating lower on the food chain, since it would also entail lower exposure to toxic contaminants in the first place (Industrial Pollutants in Vegans, http://nutritionfacts.org/video/industrial-pollutants-in-vegans/).
How Chemically Contaminated Are We? (http://nutritionfacts.org/2013/03/14/how-chemically-contaminated-are-we/) Check out the CDC Report on Environmental Chemical Exposure (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/%ef%bb%bfcdc-report-on-environmental-chemical-exposure/). Where are dioxins found so we can avoid them in the first place? See Dioxins in the Food Supply (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/dioxins-in-the-food-supply/).
Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at http://nutritionfacts.org/video/counteracting-the-effects-of-dioxins-through-diet/ and he’ll try to answer it!
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