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Why some foods contain phytochemicals?

Asked by D.Hadenr, Last updated: Oct 07, 2020

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d.Jessica

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Answered Sep 28, 2017

Phytochemicals are compounds found in plants, commonly known as macronutrients or micronutrients which are capable of carrying out a biochemical and biological activity in the body when consumed. Macronutrients are nutrients found in food such as protein and carbohydrates while micronutrients are things such as vitamins and minerals.

Phytochemicals are compounds found in plants, commonly known as macronutrients or micronutrients

It is best to consume whole foods to obtain the phytochemicals because some of their nutritional value is lost when processing. Phytochemicals are found in many foods such as berries, citrus, orange vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and winter squash, tomatoes, soy, whole grains and many more. Phytochemicals are common in natural foods and are beneficial to your health.

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