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All you need to know about phytonutrients and are afraid to ask! (Part 2)

In the last article we understood that phytonutrients are naturally found chemicals in plants which have health-promoting qualities and that Juice PLUS+ aims to ensure that as many phytonutrients as possible are preserved in their products. However, practically speaking, you probably want to know how and where you can get them.

 

Top 6 phytonutrients!

 

Phytonutrients are found in a variety of fruits and vegetables (as well as some beans and grains). Though there are thousands, here are the top 6 you may have heard about and be interested in:

 

 

 

 

 

Beta-Carotene

 

Immune System
Vision
Skin Health
Bone Health

 

Pumpkin
Sweet Potato
Carrots
Winter Squash
Cantaloupe
Apricots
Spinach
Collard Greens
Kale
Broccoli

 

Think orange and dark, leafy green veggies

 

Lycopene

 

Cancer (Prostate)
Heart Health

 

Tomatoes
Pink Grapefruit
Red Peppers
Watermelon
Tomato Products

 

The heating process makes lycopene easier for the body to absorb

 

Lutein

 

Eye Health
Cancer
Heart Health

 

Collard Greens
Kale
Spinach
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Lettuces
Artichokes

 

This phytonutrient is found in the macula of the eye

 

Resveratrol

 

Heart Health
Cancer
Lung Health
Inflammation

 

Red Wine
Peanuts
Grapes

 

50 grams of red grapes can have up to 1.25 mg of resveratrol

 

Anthocyanidins

 

Blood Vessel Health

 

Blueberries
Blackberries
Plums
Cranberries
Raspberries
Red Onions
Red Potatoes
Red Radishes
Strawberries

 

Think red and purple berries

 

Isoflavones

 

Menopause
Cancer (Breast)
Bone Health
Joint Inflammation
Lower Cholesterol

 

Soybeans

 

50 grams of boiled soybeans offers 47 mg of isoflavones

 

 

Conclusion

 

A great variety of natural fruits and vegetables are the best means of obtaining important phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals and ideally should be consumed daily. However, when we cannot get our recommended minimum 5-a-day, Juice PLUS+ is a convenient supplement to bridge the gap! To learn more, the findings of renowned universities and institutes around the world who have been researching Juice PLUS+ products for more than 20 years are published regularly and available on the Juice.PLUS+ website.

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