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Phytonutrients - Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory and/or Anti-proliferative

Phytonutrients (a.k.a. phytochemicals) are chemicals / compounds produced by plants -  protecting them against damage from trauma, insects, and pathogens, such as bacteria or fungi.

Typically found in: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, tea, nuts, beans, spices;

Phytonutrients have one or more of the following properties: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer

 

There are two main types of phytonutrients: 

(1) Carotenoids: Beta-carotene    
  Lutein    
   Lycopene (tomatoes)    
  Zeaxanthin    
(2) Polyphenols: Phenolic acids: Ellagic acid
(raspberries)
 
Stilbenes/ Stilbenoids: Resveratrol (grapes)
Flavonoids:
(grapes)
Anthocyanins (sweet cherries,
raspberries, blueberries)
    Flavones  
    Flavanones  
    Isoflavones  
    Flavanols: Catechins
      Epicatechins (chocolate,
green tea)
      Proanthocyanadins (seeds)
Kaempferol (cloces, cumin,caraway, capers
      Quercetin (red onion)
  Lignans: Enterodiol and enterolactone (flaxseed)  
  Other polyphenols: Curcuminoids: Curcumin (turmeric ryzome)
       

 

References

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228035536_Phenols_Polyphenols_and_Tannins_An_Overview

 

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