Phytonutrients: What are they and do we need them?

Phytonutrients, also known as antioxidants, are the natural chemical compounds that make up plants and can be found in vegetables, fruit, grains, legumes, whole grains, and spices. They are also referred to as phytochemicals and give fruits, vegetables, and plants their smell or color! Some benefits include fighting off oxidative stress (prevents free radicals (toxins) […]