Phytonutrients: the rainbow principle in nutrition

What are phytonutrients Plants (vegetables, fruits, legumes, grains, nuts and tea) produce chemical compounds that scientists have coined the term phytonutrients (or phytochemicals). Sources cite some 4,000 to more than 25,000 phytonutrients. Unlike vitamins and minerals, phytonutrients aren’t essential, meaning we can live without them without too much trouble. But they are thought to reduce […]