Defintion and health benefits

Functional foods containing Phyochemials substances found in plants. That gives fruits and vegetables there color and smell, such as the smell of garlic or the deep purple in blueberries. May fight diseases like; reduce cancer, helps protect against blindness, and UTI's.

Different phytochemials

Some phytochemials are beta-carotene is a red-orange pigment, which makes vitamin-A and are found in carrots, papayas, and cantaloupes. Lycopene is a red pigment, which reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease their are find in pink grapefruit, guava, and watermelon. Lutein is a green pigment, which helps protect against age-related blindness and are found in kale, spinach, and collard greens.


MyPlate provides a healthy eating plan. It includes the food groups: dairy, protein, vegetables, fruits and grains. These foods can help build a healthy body when eaten in the recommended portions.