“Just eating lots of fruits and vegetables is not the answer, people need more of the fruits and vegetables that have the phytonutrients they require for optimum health.” NY Times, June 2013
Phytonutrients Are Essential to Your Child’s Health
“Many phytonutrients are powerful antioxidants that can help fight the damage caused to our bodies’ cells over time that can lead to premature aging and disease.” Stephen Fortmann, M.D., director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center at Stanford University.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers the following:
“You can think of phytonutrients as health boosters. They are highly nutritious active compounds within plants which promote good health. In fact just one orange contains more than 170 phytonutrients! One rule of thumb I like to follow – try to eat at least seven different colored foods every day. The brighter the color, the better, this will help fuel your body with the essential nutrients your body needs. Evidence that these compounds help our bodies is compelling. In just one study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, consuming just three servings of fruits and vegetables, was linked to a 22% decreased risk of stroke. But overall, phytonutrients are said to help slow down the aging process and may protect against a host of illnesses and diseases like some cancers, heart disease, high blood pressure and other chronic health conditions. In addition, they could work to enhance immunity and serve as antioxidants.”
There you have it…