Phytochemicals

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phytochemicals

Phytochemicals

If we don’t give ourselves the proper nutrients, we can hurt our body’s normal functions and cause ourselves great harm.

Even if we show no signs of illness, we may not necessarily be healthy.

It simply may be we’re not yet exhibiting any noticeable symptoms of illness.

One problem most of us have is we don’t get the nutrients we need from our diets because most of the foods we eat are cooked and/or processed.

Cooking food at high temperatures and conventional food processing destroy vital nutrients your body needs to work right.

The organic raw foods supplying these elements are largely missing from today’s diet.

The past decade has given us a lot of new knowledge about nutrition, its effects on your body, and the role it plays in disease.

Phytochemicals, also known as phytonutrients, are one example of the results of this research.

Phytochemicals are compounds present in plants that make the plants biologically active.

All fruits and vegetables contain phytochemicals.

However, since few people eat enough fruits and vegetables to get the optimum amount of phytochemicals from diet alone, supplementation is recommended.

Phytochemicals aren’t nutrients in the classic sense, but they determine a plant’s color, flavor, and ability to resist disease.

Researchers have identified literally thousands of phytochemicals and also have developed the technology to extract these chemical compounds and concentrate them into pills, powders, and capsules.

These products are included under the term “nutraceuticals.”

The FDA uses the term “dietary supplement” to define natural compounds like phytochemicals.

Your body’s nutritional needs are as unique to you as your appearance is.

The first essential step toward wellness is to be sure you’re getting the correct amounts of the proper nutrients.

By understanding the principles of holistic nutrition and knowing what nutrients you need, you can improve the state of your health, ward off disease, and maintain a harmonious balance in the way nature intended.

Eating a healthful diet and supplementing your diet with appropriate nutrients will help to assure your organs, cells, and tissues get the fuel they need to operate properly.

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