Have you had your phytos today? That’s nutri-talk for the nineties.
Once upon a time it was thought that fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals were all the nutrients necessary for growth and health. Now we know there’s another group of nutrients necessary for optimal health – phytonutrients.
Despite its high tech ring, “phytonutrient” (from the Greek phyton for “plant”) simply means a “nutrient from a plant.”
Molecular science is finally confirming what mother always told us: “Eat your fruits and vegetables.” As you will soon learn, the power-packed nutrients that give fruits and vegetables their many colors also provide a lot of Mother Nature’s medicine.