The Power of Phytochemicals

Phytochemicals in addition to vitamins, minerals, and fibers are thought to be the bioactive compounds responsible for contributing to the health benefits of a plant based diet.

How to Choose Phytochemicals

  • Choose three different colors of fruits and vegetables each day.
  • Try a new fruit or vegetable each week.
  • Use new spices – not just salt and pepper.
  • Add vegetables to sauces and casseroles.
  • Double your typical serving of vegetables.
  • Add asparagus, pesto, artichokes to pizza.
  • Buy jars of chopped garlic and basil.
  • Snack on whole grain crackers.
  • Switch to whole wheat bread, brown rice and whole wheat pasta.
  • Add fruit to cereals or vegetables to eggs.
  • Try High Fiber V-8 juice instead of sugary orange juice.
  • Include nuts in stir frys and baked goods.
  • Sprinkle flaxseed on your oatmeal.

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