“PHYTO” – greek for Plants. “NUTRIENTS” – natural chemicals that have disease-fighting properties. Phytonutrients can be found in plant foods, herbs and essential oils to protect against viruses, bacteria, UV rays, fungi, bugs and other threats.
colors of the rainbow….
It’s true, we ARE what we eat. The food we eat will greatly impact our health – physical as well as mental. It will nourish our body from our cell walls to our blood and bone marrow.
The various colors of fruits and vegetables provide different forms of protection.
Besides using macros to maintain our body’s health, Phytonutrients are the micronutrients that impact prevention of chronic illness and disease. They maintain our immune function. They are anti-microbial, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, anti-cancer, anti-aging, hypolipidemic, neuroprotective, CNS stimulant, and analgesic to name a few – in other words – they have therapeutic properties used for disease prevention and should be the main part of our daily diet.