Why Fruits and Vegetables?
Do you know why healthcare professionals recommend including a wide variety of brightly colored fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet? It is because these foods contain phytonutrients, or plant nutrients, that provide antioxidant protection to every cell in our bodies. These include vitamins, such as A, C, and E, and also minerals, like selenium and zinc. However, there are many more types of phytonutrients, such as the flavonoids and the carotenoids. With the daily bombardment of toxins, chemicals, and processed foods, we need all the protection we can get to stay healthy!