Plant foods contain thousands of natural chemicals called phytonutrients or phytochemicals. Phyto refers to the Greek for plant.
Each colour possesses specific phytonutrients which protect the species from environmental hazards like germs, bugs, the sun’s harmful rays and other possible threats in the plant’s lifecycle. The perfect solution for plant longevity.
So here’ s the kicker…those colours? They’re also perfect human longevity. Phytonutrients are not essential for keeping us alive, unlike the vitamins and minerals that plant foods contain. But when we eat or drink these phytonutrients, they help keep our body working properly and that makes them absolutely vital for optimal health and disease prevention.
Other plant-based foods that contain phytonutrients are whole grains, nuts, beans and tea. And, in case you’re wondering — there are more than 25,000 phytonutrients found in plant foods. Functional nutrition at its’ finest!