Fruits and Vegetables Project

By: Madison Henley and Lexus Gower

Functional Foods and Phytochemicals

-Functional Foods: provide a specific health benefit beyond their natural nutritional value
-Phytochemicals: substances found in plants, that may fight disease or cause other health benefits


-Functional Foods: protect against heart disease and cancer, slow the aging process, and strengthen mental capacity and the immune system
-Phytochemicals: protects against cancer, age related blindness, heart disease, and urinary tract infections

Examples of Phytochemicals

Lutein: (yellow/orange)protects against age related blindness
1. oranges
Anthocyanins: (red)protects against urinary tract infections
2. cranberries
Indoles: (green)protects against cancer
3. broccoli
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