The phytonutrients, also known as phytochemicals, are compounds of the plants themselves that provide various benefits to the body and are connected in some way with the pigments of plants and are usually in fresh foods, fruit and vegetable extracts and oils cold-pressed. Vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients are inducers, modulating enzymes and hormones substances capable of activating processes favorable for the organism. However, the phytonutrients are classified into a special category, apart from vitamins and minerals, which, although beneficial in some aspects in the body, lack of nutritional value.
There are several types of phytonutrients in foods that can be found either at a rate of several types. Among the most important phytonutrients we highlight are the following:
The list of phytonutrients is long, so far are classified into 101 different phytonutrients.
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