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2014-02-19 18:16:24 - Apart from nutrition per se plants can also influence our thoughts, mood and cognition. Recent research has shown that components from plants can affect our health positively.

Over the millions of years of interaction between the plant kingdom and the animal kingdom a close and vital link has emerged. This is mainly linked to the former for providing nutrition in the form of sugars, but also lipids and proteins vital for all forms of life, especially us humans who do not possess the biochemical machinery to generate our own food (Virmani, 2014).

Apart from nutrition per se plants can also influence our thoughts, mood and cognition. Recent research has shown that components from plants can affect our health positively such as resveratrol from red wine which can provide protection against cardiovascular disease (French paradox) and in experiments from worms to fruit flies to mammals, it can augment

biochemical pathways that increase longevity.

The question is whether plants can really influence our thoughts? And if so why?

Read full article at horizonepublishing.com/journals/index.php/PST/article/view/9

Citation: Virmani, M. (2014). Plants for thought. Plant Science Today, 1(1), 2. doi:10.14719/pst.2014.1.1.9





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