Pigmented or darker-colored cereal grains, such as red and purple, have higher amounts of some phytochemical
compounds than nonpigmented varieties.
The CHNR pilot projects focused on how micronutrients, biofactors and phytochemicals
can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
Also, if the therapeutic concentration of the oral hypoglycemic drugs (OHD) could be reduced by replacing it with a phytochemicals
, the side effects caused by the OHD could be reduced to a large extent (Prabhakar and Doble 2009).
New information on phytochemical
consumption and oral health is constantly evolving, and research is ongoing to investigate the anti-cancer properties of phytochemicals
The partial phytochemical
screening of the tested plants, showed that N.
found in plant foods, including fruit juices, provide a multitude of benefits to the body," says Susan Bowerman, MS, RD, assistant director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition.
Anthocyanins, the phytochemical
compounds responsible for the wild blueberry's blue color, are powerful allies in the fight against aging, dementia, heart disease, and cancer, adds Davis, who recommends that retailers remind consumers to boost their phytochemical
intake by tossing a handful of wild blueberries into cereal, yogurt, or a fruit smoothie.
are not considered nutrients, substances necessary for sustaining life, they have been identified as containing properties for aiding in disease prevention, says an Ohio State University Extension fact sheet.
functional foods is recommended as a good reference book for R & D departments of food companies.
They are rich in a phytochemical
called quercetin (especially red onions) which is a strong antioxidant.
The editors also expand discussion presented in their previous books on phytochemicals
. They explore new research on phytochemicals
in the Vaccinium family (cranberries, blueberries and bilberries), wine, and oilseeds, and the biological activity of Echinacea in humans.
"Spinach, like carrots, contains beta carotene, another type of phytochemical
, which protects the immune system and is useful in warding off heart disease and certain cancers.