Home > Facts > Phytochemicals  

More About:


(14% Match)

...phytochemicals SOURCE:Agricultural Research Service, U.S.
Cancer-Fighting Foods
(13% Match)

...phytochemicals and antioxidants The goal is to determine
(3% Match)

...phytochemicals, such as vitamins A, C, and E, and beta-ca
Functional Foods
(2% Match)

...phytochemicals, to products in which a specific ingredien
Whole Foods Diet
(2% Match)

...phytochemicals that may reduce the risk for many diseases
(1% Match)

...phytochemicals that have been linked to cancer protection
Popular Culture, Food and
(1% Match)

...phytochemicals or active microorganisms added, or have be
(1% Match)

...phytochemicals. Paleo diets include little or no: saturat
(1% Match)

...phytochemicals. It also has high digestibility and bioava
Vitamins, Fat-Soluble
(1% Match)

...phytochemicals) may function as antioxidants by neutraliz

Highlight any text in the article to look up more information!


Phytochemicals are naturally occurring chemicals in plants that provide flavor, color, texture, and smell. Phytochemicals have potential health effects, as they may boost enzyme production or activity, which may, in turn, block carcinogens, suppress malignant cells, or interfere with processes that can cause heart disease and stroke. Phytochemical-rich foods include cruciferous vegetables (e.g., broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage), umbelliferous vegetables (e.g., carrots, celery, parsley, parsnips), allium vegetables (e.g., garlic, onions, leek), berries, citrus fruits, whole grains, and legumes (e.g., soybeans, beans, lentils, peanuts). In the early twenty-first century, identification of the role of phytochemicals in health is an emerging area of science, and the global health community does not recommend supplementation with any specific phytochemicals.

M. Elizabeth Kunkel Barbara H. D. Luccia


Meskin, M. S.; Bidlack, A. J.; and Davies, A. J. (2002). Phtyochemicals in Nutrition and Health. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Behind the Scenes: Trainer Bloopers

McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams