I’ve heard that I should be getting a lot of phytonutrients – Where do I begin?
Phytonutrients sound complicated and a bit mysterious but you are more familiar with them than you might think, the word literally means plant nutrients. Phytonutrients, also known as phytochemicals, are the nutrients that are mainly concentrated in the skin of fruits and veggies.
These nutrients are responsible for the color, smell and flavor of your favorite plant foods. You are likely familiar with carotenoids, especially beta-carotene, the phytonutrients which make carrots, yams and squash orange while supporting eye health. Green veggies also contain beta-carotene but the yellow color is masked by the rich chlorophyll content which is green. Chlorophyll is a great detoxifier and is also found in algae such as spirulina and chlorella. Other important phytonutrients include lycopene (found in tomatoes), resveratrol (found in grapes), lutein (found in kale) and phosphatidylcholine (found in lecithin).
So what exactly do these complex sounding nutrients do to make us healthier? Well…phytonutrients are critically important to our health for an array of functions. They protect against free radical damage†, support our immune system†, support our liver function†, balance hormones†, provide anti-bacterial/anti-microbial† action and support a healthy inflammatory response†.
We have been spreading the word of the importance of eating a variety of colorful plant foods every day. While this message is simple, finding these phytonutrients in our food is not. That is why we formulated greens, to make it easy for people to get these important phytonutrients into their everyday life.
Phytonutrients are hard to find in our everyday diet—especially at the amount we need to combat the pollutants and stress† of the modern world, greens provides you with this important protection every day.
With greens, all of these fantastic phytonutrients are active in your body, having been proven to elevate blood antioxidant status†. Combined with the proven pH balancing and energy boosting elements abilities of the formula, this one of a kind phytonutrient formula protects and balances your body†, and most importantly, makes you feel amazing!