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Phytonutrients:

Phytonutrients are the nutrients isolated from fruits and vegetables. Also known Phytonutrient 3. Canadian Academy of Sports Nutrition.www.caasn.comas phytochemicals, phytonutrients are naturally occurring substances in plants that cause their colors, aromas, flavors (taste), and disease-fighting abilities.

Phytonutrients outnumber macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) with as many as 10,000 varieties of them. Being at the center of many research works recently, phytonutrients confer many health benefits. Phytonutrients are highly diverse and complex and essential for optimal health.

Click on them below for detailed information about phytonutrients, their food sources, functions, athletic and health benefits:


 

Allicin, Alliin, and Ajoene

Anthocyanidins

Anthraquinones

Betaine

Betalains

Capsaicin

Carotenoids

Cucurbitacins

Falcarinol and Falcarindiol

Flavonoids

Furanocoumarins

Indole – 3 – Carbinol

Isothiocyanates

Lactucin, Lactucopicrin and Lactuerol

Lignans

Limonoids

Mucilage

Phenolic Compounds

Phytoestrogens

Phytosterols

Polyphenols

Proanthocyanidins

Protease Enzymes

Rubiscolins

Saponins

Sequalene

Sulphoraphane

Tannins

Terpenes and Triterpenes

Volatile Oils