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May 11, 2010 • Healthy Living

Health Benefits of Eating Phytochemicals

Health and nutrition studies are showing that plant foods, especially fruits and veggies, are better for us than we ever imagined. For over a half century we have known that they are bursting with health promoting fiber, vitamins, and minerals, but in the last thirty years we have discovered that they are also loaded with an extraordinary group of disease busting agents called phytochemicals. Plants produce these substances to protect themselves against a host of environmental threats—from damaging ultraviolet radiation to plant-eating parasites.