What Are Phytochemicals?

Phytochemicals are potent antioxidants ( destroy free-radicals) that have been shown to have a protective effect against many ailments, including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, lung ailments, and cancer. These phytochemicals are natural chemical substances found in plants; health-promoting nutrients that give fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes their color, flavor, and protection against disease. The next time you eat a colorful fruit or vegetable, think PHYTOCHEMICALS.