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Phytonutrients: Paint your plate with the colors of the rainbow

By: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN, Contributor Did you know that adding color to your meals will help you live a longer, healthier life? Colorful fruits and vegetables can paint a beautiful picture of health because they contain phytonutrients, compounds that give plants their rich colors as well as their distinctive tastes and aromas. Phytonutrients also strengthen a plantís immune system. They protect the plant from threats in their natural environment such as…

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