Everything You Need to Know About Phytonutrients

You are a wonderfully complex being. Our bodies thrive on variety- there is no single food source that can provide all the nutrients your body needs to function at its best. Phytonutrients, or plant’s own superpowers, are the best way for your body to harness the immense power of vegetables. Think of it as a workout routine for your cells. If you do the same workout every single day, it becomes less effective over time. The key is to mix it up and keep the body guessing.

Want to know a not-so-secret? Consuming more phytonutrients, or vegetables, can not only improve your body weight, blood sugar levels and the ability to control cholesterol but also boost your heart and immune health.

We’re going to give you the inside scoop on phytonutrients, and explain why changing your diet can change your life.

So, What Exactly Are Phytonutrients?                                                  

Phytonutrients are plants' superpower molecules that enable plants to defend themselves against predators, disease, and hostile conditions. When we eat these plants, the protective role of these phytonutrients translates into nature's most powerful plant-based natural medicines for our health.

Which Phytonutrients Do I Need?

All fruits and vegetables contain a distinct profile of phytonutrients and antioxidants.

Have you ever heard that carrots are good for your eyes? That’s because of phytonutrients called carotenoids that are found in carrots, spinach, and kale.

How about blueberries being good for your brain? Blue and red fruits and vegetables like purple cabbage, berries, and grapes contain anthocyanins, which support brain health, great skin, breast tissue and heart health.

 

Kale and other cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and brussel sprouts have exceptionally powerful phytonutrients called glucosinolates that are some of the most heavily researched of all.

 With over 25,000 phytonutrients, every fruit and vegetable has a unique profile of phytonutrients and antioxidants. This vast variety of nutrients help perform different functions in our bodies, which is why we can't just drink a kale juice and call it even. Your body needs the largest variety of vegetables that you can get in order to look, feel and be your best. This is why we are all about bringing you as many phytonutrients as we can- we make it simple, affordable and convenient for everybody to get their veggies.

We here at SMART Pressed have created a system of plant-based juices and cleanses that are perfect for transforming your health. Our products use a combination of whole vegetables because our bodies function wonderfully from the phytonutrients and fibers that naturally occur in these veggies.

Why Should I Choose Organic?

It is essential to remember to consume organic fruits and vegetables. In addition to organic produce containing fewer pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides, it is typically fresher and better for the environment! The freshest and healthiest phytonutrients result from the freshest and healthiest produce.

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