Phytonutrients sound complicated and a bit mysterious but you are more familiar with them than you might think, the word literally means plant nutrients. Phytonutrients, also known as phytochemicals, are the nutrients that are mainly concentrated in the skin of fruits and veggies. These nutrients are responsible for the colour, smell and flavour of your favourite plant foods. You are likely familiar with carotenoids, especially beta-carotene, the phytonutrients which make carrots, yams and squash orange while supporting eye health. Green veggies also contain beta-carotene but the yellow colour is masked by the rich chlorophyll content which is green. Chlorophyll is a great detoxifier and is also found in algae such as spirulina and chlorella. Other important phytonutrients include lycopene (found in tomatoes), resveratrol (found in grapes), lutein (found in kale) and phosphatidylcholine (found in lecithin).
So what exactly do these complex sounding nutrients do to make us healthier? Well…phytonutrients are critically important to our health for an array of functions. They protect against free radical damage, support our immune system, support our liver function, balance hormones, provide anti-bacterial/anti-microbial action and provide anti-inflammatory effect.
The formulator of greens+, our friend Sam Graci, has long been spreading the word of the importance of eating a variety of colourful plant foods every day. While Sam’s message is simple finding these phytonutrients in our food is not. That is why he formulated greens+, to turn his message into an easy way that people could get these important phytonutrients into their everyday life. Phytonutrients are hard to find in our everyday diet especially at the amount we need to combat the pollutants and stress of the modern world, greens+ provides you with this important protection every day.
With greens+, all of these fantastic phytonutrients are active in your body, having been proven to elevate blood antioxidant status. Combined with the proven pH balancing and energy boosting elements abilities of the formula, this one of a kind phytonutrient formula protects and balances your body, and most importantly, makes you feel amazing!