The Greek word “phyto” means plant, and the term “nutrients” translates into life-enabling substances. Phytonutrients are plant nutrients found in fruit and vegetables. Plants produce phytonutrients to promote their own growth and protect themselves from cellular damage and disease.
The vibrant colours of fruit and vegetables are often due to these plant-based nutrients, so when we see colourful fruit and vegetables, we are looking at nature's gift of health. Each natural colour supports your well-being in a special way, and because of that you are required to eat a mix of all five. Let's make sure we give our bodies the phytonutrients that keep them healthy and eat the right balance of colours every day.
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We know that because of time, cost and seasonal availability, many of us are not getting the daily nutrition we need. The Nutrilite Health Institute is committed to research and commissioned a study into this problem, The Global Phytonutrient Report*. It discovered that 3 out of 4 adults worldwide fail to meet the World Health Organization's recommendation of 400g of fruit and vegetables per day.** Creating a gap between what we eat and what our bodies need. In fact, most adults would have to double their consumption of fruit and vegetables in order to follow the WHO advice. This gap in our diet contributes to poor health and can result in many chronic diseases such as obesity, heart disease and osteoporosis.
Nuts, teas, grains, legumes, fruit and vegetables are good sources of plant-based nutrients. Eating a diet rich in all of them is necessary to support our body, live an active life, and promote healthy aging. Phytonutrients are the beneficial organic compounds that plants use to protect themselves from stress and damage, and to promote balanced growth. There are new discoveries in phytonutrients research every day. Our experts at the Nutrilite Health Institute continue to expand our understanding of how to fill the gaps in our diets. So we can all stay healthy.