plant food

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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 Use a high-nitrogen, water-soluble plant food to keep them growing actively. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, "What’s the story with morning glories not blooming?," 29 June 2018 To achieve the same result at home, water weekly with organic plant food and once a month sprinkle several inches of rich compost into your pot, protecting the rhizome itself from solar exposure. Sharon Tregaskis, Good Housekeeping, "The Easiest Way To Grow Spicy Ginger In Your Own House," 24 Oct. 2017 And apply a similar high-N, water-soluble plant food to your patio pots and hanging baskets once or twice a week. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "Here’s your gardening to-do list for the second part of the summer," 11 July 2018

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1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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