What do we mean by phyto-power?
Much has been written about the benefits of including fresh fruit and vegetables in the daily diet. The World Health Organisation, in its 2007 report, repeated that advice. For many years the focus was placed on vitamins and minerals being the source of the health benefits, but more recently scientists have been looking at the actions of other plant chemicals and how they may affect human health. Phyto-power is a simple reference to those ‘other plant chemicals’ and their effects. The derivation of the term comes from phyto, meaning having to do with plants, and power, which has its normal meaning.
The factsheet contains the conclusions of a number of independent research groups on the positive health benefits of fruit and vegetables.
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