Harvard Health Letter

Fill up on phytochemicals

Eating a varied diet of colorful plant foods may have benefits that go beyond the power of vitamins and minerals. Whenever you bite into a juicy red apple or crunch a mouthful of dark, leafy greens, you consume more than just vitamins, minerals, and fiber. You also get a power-packed bite of plant substances called phytochemicals. They’re not known to be essential for health, like vitamins and minerals, but they may go…

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