Taking phytofoods for better health
Phytofoods include colorful fruits and vegetables, nuts, teas, whole grains, legumes, and many spices. These foods are rich in phytonutrients, natural compounds produced by plants, that may help to prevent disease and promote better health.
While not considered to be essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals or carbohydrates, phytonutrients have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which help to prevent cellular damage and promote healthy aging. Studies have also shown that some types of phytonutrients can help to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and strokes. Some of these nutrients may also help to boost the immune system by fighting against disease-causing bacteria and viruses.
A diet rich in phytofoods in combination with the RDA of essential vitamins and minerals is a great way to support and promote better overall health. The U.S.D.A and the Department of Health and Human Services recommend eating 3-5 servings of vegetables and 2-4 servings of fruit per day.
Not just another health craze
In a survey conducted by the USDA, while people realized the need to adopt a healthier lifestyle by changing their diet, the majority of the time it didn’t happen. Processed, prepared foods are very convenient for individuals who lead a hectic lifestyle — they’re quick, and they taste good.
But, these types of foods are really lacking in nutritional value. So, how can you get the proven health benefits of phytofoods if you’re not able to eat the recommended daily servings of vegetables and fruits per day?
Vibrant Nutraceuticals, a GHT Company, has created Vegiberries, a powerhouse blend of phytonutrients that provides you with the equivalent of five servings of fruits and vegetables in one small capsule. While Vegiberries is not intended to replace the nutritional value of fresh fruits and vegetables, it’s a great way to supplement your diet.
Consuming phytofoods is certainly not a new fad diet. These foods have been part of eating healthy in many cultures throughout the world for centuries. But, more and more studies are demonstrating the many ways that phytofoods are beneficial to your overall health, from helping to boost your immune and cardiovascular systems to lowering cholesterol, reducing inflammation,and reducing the risks of some cancers.
No supplements can take the place of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. But, phytofood supplements like Vibrant’s Vegiberries are a great way to ensure that you’re getting the full benefit of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds found in phytonutrients. Antioxidants help to protect against the cellular damage done by free radicals.
One Vegiberries capsules contains the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of more than five servings of fruits and vegetables — all of that in one tiny capsule! They’re a great way for kids — notoriously picky eaters — to get the RDA of fruits and vegetables that they need to stay healthy. And, an added plus — they taste great.