We reveal the benefits of nature’s little superheroes Phytonutrients
Phytonutrients are wonderful things that live within plants to help them fight off disease. So when you eat a plant packed full of them you too benefit from their resilient ways as they continue the battle within you helping you to destroy free radicals and disease as well. Phytonutrients are, however, heat sensitive and therefore best eaten raw if you want to reap their benefits. So where can you find these special little things at Christmas? As luck would have it… Everywhere!
Carrots, sweet potatoes, squash: these all contain the phytonutrient Beta-Carotene, which your body converts into Vitamin A.
Tomatoes: packed full of Lycopene, tomatoes are a great way to ward of cancers.
Red Wine: one of the best sources of resveratrol is found in red wine, which we think is excellent news. We did a whole article on it’s benefits if you want to get a bit more clued up. If you’re not that bothered then this is the general thought: don’t raid the off-licence just yet – you should still drink responsibly but perhaps swap that glass of white wine for red and you’ll reap a host of benefits. Resveratrol is great for skin, warding of cancer and has even been linked to living longer!
Apples: a great source of Quercetin, apples help prevent heart disease.