Definition of phytonutrient in English:

phytonutrient

Line breaks: phyto|nutri¦ent
Pronunciation: /ˌfʌɪtəʊˈnjuːtrɪənt
 
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noun

A substance found in certain plants which is believed to be beneficial to human health and help prevent various diseases.
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  • In fact, recent studies show that eating salads with fat-free salad dressing may prevent your body from absorbing beneficial phytonutrients!
  • The number of phytonutrients with scientifically proven health benefits will only increase in the next few years.
  • During the last decade, their curiosity has introduced us to a whole new language of phytonutrients, the beneficial compounds in plant foods.

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