Adopting a diet rich in natural plant-based foods has an array of benefits for your health as well as the environment. Moreover, "plant-based foods are packed with fiber and phytonutrients that support immunity, combat inflammation and feed the healthy bacteria in your gut"...
Flavonols, found in fruits and vegetables, were tied to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Fruits and vegetables as well as other whole foods contain the plant chemicals, which protect against heart disease, cancer, other diseases.
Now it appears that parents have been vindicated by new research showing that apples contain more beneficial nutrients than previously thought. The new thinking builds on scientists' growing understanding of the importance of phytochemicals (plant chemicals) in fighting chronic disease and promoting health. While much of the research underscores the importance of eating whole fruit, the findings also rehabilitate apple juice -- particularly the unfiltered kind -- as a source of valuable antioxidant compounds.
Plant-based foods can reduce inflammation, improve immune response, decrease oxidative damage to cells, regulate hormones and more.
A well-rounded diet can provide you with dozens of phytonutrients. And each performs a specialized role in the plants they’re derived from—and in your body. Antioxidant ability is one of the most important functions of phytonutrients.
Phytonutrients … polyphenols … antioxidants … what do all of these terms mean?
The term phytonutrients is a broad name for a wide variety of compounds produced by plants. They’re found in fruits, vegetables, beans, grains, and other plants. Each phytonutrient comes from a variety of different plant sources and has different proposed effects on, and benefits for, the body. Some researchers estimate there are up to 4,000 phytonutrients!
Scientists have identified thousands of phytonutrients in plants including nuts, beans, seeds, vegetables, fruit and grains. Research to identify those with potential for use in disease prevention and treatment is accelerating. Among other phytonutrients with similar anti-inflammatory and protective properties are quercetin and glucosinolate.
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Learn more about phytonutrients and how they play a role in your overall health. Vegetables and fruits are rich sources of phytonutrients, including antioxidants.