phytonutrient

noun
phy·​to·​nu·​tri·​ent | \ ˌfī-tō-ˈnü-trē-ənt How to pronounce phytonutrient (audio) , -ˈnyü- \

Definition of phytonutrient

: a bioactive plant-derived compound (such as resveratrol) associated with positive health effects

Examples of phytonutrient in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These phytonutrients protect against oxidative stress and chronic inflammation, thereby boosting immunity and helping reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Fact: Cabbage Packs the Same Nutritional Benefits as Kale," 7 Jan. 2019 Beets are loaded with betalain, a group of phytonutrients with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Amy Gorin, NBC News, "6 easy, delicious ways to upgrade your salad for winter," 3 Jan. 2019 That's because the combination of fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients may help reduce inflammation and combat cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer. Cara Rosenbloom, chicagotribune.com, "What science has to say about these age-old health adages," 18 Oct. 2019 That’s because the combination of fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients may help reduce inflammation and combat cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer. Washington Post, "Apples keep you healthy, carrots help your eyes: What science says about such folk remedies," 16 Oct. 2019 Huel Powder is a nutritionally complete food that is high in protein and fiber, low in sugar and salt, rich in phytonutrients and contains all 27 essential vitamins and minerals. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "The Benefits Of Protein Powder and 5 Protein Powders That Are Worth Trying," 26 Sep. 2019 They’re packed with heart-healthy unsaturated fats and phytonutrients, which have been linked to lowering your risk of chronic disease risk. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "How People Are Using "Seed Cycling" for Hormone Balance (And Whether or Not You Should Try It)," 16 May 2019 Raspberries contain ellagic acid, a phytonutrient that may help prevent certain types of cancer. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Greek yogurt helps cut calories in these easy brownies with raspberry sauce," 11 Aug. 2019 Chilies, which is a key ingredient in most hot sauces, contain a phytonutrient called capsaicin. Christina Oehler, Health.com, "Chrissy Teigen Says She Went to the Hospital After Eating Spicy Wings on ‘Hot Ones’—How Does That Happen?," 26 June 2019

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1994, in the meaning defined above

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“Phytonutrient.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phytonutrient. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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phytonutrient

noun
phy·​to·​nu·​tri·​ent | \ ˌfīt-ō-ˈn(y)ü-trē-ənt How to pronounce phytonutrient (audio) \

Medical Definition of phytonutrient

: a bioactive plant-derived compound (as resveratrol or sulforaphane) associated with positive health effects

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