Did you know that eating a plant-based diet filled with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and other plant foods can help lower your risk for many cancers? In addition to cancer-fighting minerals and vitamins, plant foods contain thousands of beneficial natural chemicals called phytonutrients.
Phytonutrients (also referred to as phytochemicals) serve various functions in plants, helping to protect the plant’s vitality. For example, some phytonutrients protect the plant from UV radiation while others protect it from insect attack. Not only do phytonutrients award benefit to plants, but they also provide benefits to people who enjoy plant foods. That’s because of their health-boosting properties, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and liver-health-promoting activities. Read more