Our body needs phytochemicals to maintain good health.
Phytochemicals act as antioxidants that combine with other nutrients to help protect body cells.
Among the important phytochemicals are:
Carotenoids: beta-carotene in mangroes and carrots; lycopene in tomatoes.
Polyphenols: resveratrol in grapes, quercetins and anthocyanins in red dragon fruit.
Glucosinolates/indoles: in cauliflower, brocoli, cabbage and kailan.