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Nutrition and Health Info Sheet: Phytochemicals

  • Author(s): Heneman, Karrie
  • Zidenberg-Cherr, Sheri
  • et al.

Phytochemicals are chemical compounds (including flavonoids, flavonols, and others) that scientists believe to be responsible for the disease-preventing effects of many foods. This publication is a quick introduction to these compounds and their benefits.

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