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phytonutrient

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phytonutrient

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A metabolically active or nourishing substance derived from plants. Examples of phytonutrients are carotene, lutein, and lycopene.
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Phytonutrients, including carotenoids, zeaxanthins, lycopene, lutein, resveratrol, tocotrienols, allicin, and oleuropein, are fat-soluble.
The panel will look at the body of research on some of the emerging phytonutrients to assess the importance of these components to health.
* Phytonutrients found in pomegranate can stall angiogenesis, especially in cancer cells.
Their array of antioxidants and phytonutrients is a bonus.
Despite its reputation as a water-filled, low-nutrient vegetable, celery is actually rich in vitamin K and phytonutrients like phthalides, which several studies have linked to lower blood pressure.
They serve up fiber, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, and health-shielding phytonutrients such as ellagitannins, melatonin, and polyphenols, he adds.
They also contain fiber, protein, and a variety of phytonutrients. Seeds, such as flax, sesame, and chia, can easily be sprinkled on yogurt, salads, and into stir-fried veggies.
This fermented soy is packed with protein and calcium, and of course phytonutrients, and has a wonderful firm texture and nutty flavor.
As it's these same chemicals that are believed to confer many of their health benefits, simply picking the reddest in the crate will give you the most phytonutrients. If that weren't enough, research has shown redder apples can be over 10 per cent sweeter than paler ones of the same variety, even from the same tree.
by Courtesy of Brandpoint Starting your day with a healthy breakfast along with a supplemental source of phytonutrients and B vitamins can help ensure you get optimal nutrition throughout the day.
We need a better understanding of the role that herbs and phytonutrients might play in the prevention of cancer.
Jamisola added that fruits and vegetables are sources of phytonutrients, the natural compounds found in plant foods.