Phyto Food, properly known as phytonutrients, are powerhouses found in plants. Phytonutrients are what provide those beautiful colors in fruits and vegetables and they help to keep our bodies healthy. Sort of soldiers in our bodies. Phytonutrients a are a wide variety of compounds found in plants, these phytonutrients can act as antioxidants and help fight oxidation in our bodies as well as carry away the waste products. They also help us think more clearly, see better, and help us keep a healthy heart. According to Web MD "these chemicals help protect plants from germs, fungi, bugs, and other threats." and they protect us as well, in a different way.
I recommend that you shop locally to get the freshest produce available and be sure to include as many colors as possible. I also recommend non-gmo foods, as we really don't have enough data to know how genetically modified foods will impact us in the long run.
Want you kids to eat veggies? Tell them that Phyto Man is here to do the job of keeping them healthy and they need to eat all the colors to keep Phyto man working hard. Letting our kids be involved in why we eat healthy can often tame the most resistant eater.
How do we get more phytonutrients? Here is a list of some good choices, but first keep in mind that the closer we eat things to their natural state the more benefit we get. For example: Apple, apple sauce, apple pie, which one is best? Noooo, not the apple pie, though an excellent choice as an occasional treat!
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Eating a wide variety of whole food, plant based foods is one of the healthiest ways to eat. Mix it up and try something new and put those phytonutrients to work.