The benefits of eating 5 colors of food: Phytochemicals are compounds that occur naturally in plants. Many offer health benefits, including antioxidant properties, increased cancer cell death, a healthy digestive system, and protection against environmental toxins.
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Vegetables, spices, herbs, berries, fruits and nuts top the charts for antioxidant content. Each color represents a family of phytochemicals. By eating foods from every color, you can enjoy the benefits of each family.