Phytonutrients

WHY PHYTONUTRIENTS?

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PHYTONUTRIENTS ACT AS POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANTS

Plants produce phytonutrients (or “plant nutrients”) as a defense mechanism to protect themselves from their environment. Phytonutrients are thought to provide similar benefits for people.

DID YOU KNOW?

Nutrilite™ supplements are made by combining the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients from over 170 plants.

The next time you walk down a produce aisle, pay attention to all of the different colors. Each vibrant plant color is tied to the phytonutrients it contains – and a specific range of health benefits. In order to get many protective benefits for your whole body, it’s important to eat a wide variety of different colors.

5 COLORS A DAY IS THE OPTIMAL WAY

Eating phytonutrientrich fruits and veggies of every color provides specific health benefits to cover you from head to toe.

KEY PHYTONUTRIENTS

Purple fruits and vegetables contain the phytonutrients quercetin, resveratrol, ellagic acid, and many different types of anthocyanidins and procyanidins.

WHAT TO EAT

Grapes, blueberries, boysenberries, eggplant, purple sweet potatoes, plums, beets, and blackberries

KEY PHYTONUTRIENTS

Orange and yellow fruits and vegetables contain the phytonutrients beta carotene, alpha carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, quercetin, and hesperidin.

WHAT TO EAT

Pineapple, lemons, passion fruit, oranges, cantaloupe, carrots, apricots, sweet potatoes, tangerines, squash, papaya, and corn

KEY PHYTONUTRIENTS

Red fruits and vegetables contain the phytonutrients lycopene, anthocyanidins, proanthocyanidins, beta carotene, and ellagic acid.

WHAT TO EAT

Apples, cranberries, watermelon, pink grapefruit, guava, pomegranate, radishes, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, and tomatoes

KEY PHYTONUTRIENTS

Green fruits and vegetables contain the phytonutrients isothiocyanate, lutein, zeaxanthin, isoflavones, and EGCG, plus many more.

WHAT TO EAT

Kale, collard greens, spinach, green peppers, watercress, zucchini, broccoli, brussels sprouts, green beans, soybeans, and green tea

KEY PHYTONUTRIENTS

White fruits and vegetables contain the phytonutrients EGCG, allicin, isothiocyanate, quercetin, and anthocyanidins.

WHAT TO EAT

Turnips, onions, mushrooms, horseradish, white kidney beans, parsnips, garlic, cauliflower, black-eyed peas, and pears