plant food

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The plant on the left is the nearly-identical Zizia aurea, also called golden Alexander — a native perennial and important plant food for the Missouri woodland swallowtail butterfly, according to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "QUIZ: Can You Identify These Dangerous Summer Plants and Bugs?," 3 Aug. 2018 As often as possible, get your protein from low-carb plant foods like soy and nuts. Karen Asp, Woman's Day, "3 Ways to Lower Your Odds of Diabetes, According to Experts," 15 Nov. 2018 Human bones absorb the element strontium through water and plant foods. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The People Who Built Stonehenge Came From Wales," 3 Aug. 2018 Some plant foods do have antinutrients in them, but most are destroyed by cooking or by our digestive enzymes. Abby Langer, SELF, "I'm a Registered Dietitian and I Really Don't Want You to Eat a Carnivore Diet," 7 Aug. 2018 In general, replacing animal foods with plant foods like soy lowers saturated fat intake and ups fiber intake, both of which are good for your heart. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "Is Soy Good Or Bad For You? We Have The Science-Backed Answer.," 17 May 2017 High fiber plant foods work to clean the gut by either keeping things moving along (insoluble), or by packaging up and carrying away (soluble) unwanted/unneeded materials. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Chin Up: The body's second brain — the gut — and how to keep it healthy," 13 June 2018 The end result: Fewer carcinogens and the cancer-fighting antioxidants in plant foods. Andrea Thelen, Ms, Detroit Free Press, "6 tips for healthy and safe grilling," 9 July 2018 Getting more of your water from plant foods can also help to cut down on pollution. New York Times, "How to Meet Your Body’s Water Needs," 9 July 2018

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1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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