The color of fruits and vegetables is important. Look around the produce section in Market Basket and notice all the different colors. Phytochemicals are what give produce bright colors. Phytochemicals are natural and work with vitamins and minerals to protect us from disease. Please continue reading to learn more about their important job of helping prevent diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
Although our bodies don’t require phytochemicals, these nutrients have proven over and over again to help protect us against disease. Phytochemicals activate enzymes which travel throughout the human body and pick up free radicals and eliminate them before they have a chance to cause cellular damage, which in turn causes disease. By including 3-5 servings of vegetables and 2-4 servings of fruit in your diet each day, you can be sure to get plenty of phytochemicals to help protect against disease.