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How Eating a Rainbow Protects Your Health

What Are Phytonutrients? Phytonutrients, also called phytochemicals, are natural chemical compounds found in plants ('phyto' is a Greek word meaning 'plant'). Phytonutrients are the substances that give plants their smells, colors, and flavors. ¬†These compounds also provide protection against disease and are beneficial to human health in a variety of ways as we'll discuss in this article. If you've never heard of phytonutrients before, it may be because nutrition science is such a young field and phytonutrients are the…