If you want to live healthier and longer, read this.
"The Secret of Longevity" That's how Dr. Joel Fuhrman described them in his book,
The End of Dieting: How to Live for Life.
Fuhrman writes they are "essential for normal immune function and disease resistance."
What are these seemingly superhuman elements Fuhrman is referring to?
They are called "phytochemicals."
Phytochemicals are plant compounds that are not already classified as vitamins or minerals.
And while they are essential to plants such as fruits and vegetables, they are not essential to the human body to sustain life.
When you eat a plant that contains them, those same self-protection characteristics are passed on to you.
Here are six of the better-known phytochemicals:
There are thousands of studies that strongly suggest that phytochemicals help our bodies fight cancer, cardiovascular disease, improve brain function, control inflammation and so on.
Hardly a day goes by when some new study doesn't proclaim the health-given properties of fruits, vegetables, and beans. Unprocessed plant foods contain thousands of compounds, most of which have not yet been discovered, that are essential for maintaining health and maximizing genetic potential.
Bottom line is if you want to live healthier and longer...
Eat your beans, fruits and vegetables (even the ones whose taste is not 100% appealing to you - chances are those are the ones that will benefit you the most.)☺