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5 Best Phytonutrient Rich Supplements

Phytonutrients are natural health boosters with several healthcare benefits in store for us.
Ishaan Govardhan Apr 11, 2019
Phytonutrients (or phytochemicals) such as carotenoids, lycopene and flavonoids are chemicals created by plants to act as a line of defense against diseases and other environmental factors. Technically, phytonutrients aren’t essential for us (as opposed to vitamins). Nevertheless, their absence in your diet can have negative consequences.
The full scope of the health benefits delivered by phytonutrients is still under research. But it is believed that they help maintain low blood pressure and reduce cell damage. Phytonutrients have even been linked to protection from certain types of cancer. As per a study, high flavonoid intake led to about 58% decrease in the risk of heart disease.
Phytonutrients are found in antioxidant-rich foods (fruits and veggies). So, if your diet leans towards processed foods, you may be missing out on phytonutrients.

Ayurvedic Supplements: Phytonutrient Source

Ayurveda – an ancient Indian herb-based medicinal system – offers all-natural healthcare solutions. There are some effective Ayurvedic dietary supplements available to boost your phytonutrient intake.

Chyawanprash

Among Chyawanprash’s 35 natural ingredients, the Indian Gooseberry stands out – as a super-fruit with remarkable antioxidant properties. Which means it’s loaded with phytonutrients. With this special ingredient, Chyawanprash improves eyesight, promotes immunity and natural skin-care from within. Not to mention a plethora of other benefits.

Multivitamin Tablets

Ayurvedic multivitamin tablets tend to be formulated with natural plant extracts. This leads to the presence of phytonutrients in such tablets. And well-balanced multivitamin supplements help target vitamin deficiencies while ensuring a steady supply of phytonutrients such as lycopene.

Spirulina Tablets

They contain extracts of Spirulina, which is a biomass of naturally-occuring cyanobacteria. Spirulina tablets tend to be greenish in color due to the presence of phytonutrients, most prominently phycocyanin and chlorophyll. A natural detoxifier, Spirulina is also good for your immune system.

Wheatgrass Capsules

The full nutritional value of wheatgrass is still being discovered. According to a study, ingestion of wheatgrass reduced the symptoms of ulcerative colitis. Also available in powdered or juice form, wheatgrass has been linked to low cholesterol levels. It’s naturally infused with phytonutrients.

Noni Juice

Also known as the Indian Mulberry, the Noni fruit is chock-full of a multitude of essential nutrients and vitamins, not to mention phytonutrients. A study has revealed that the phytonutrients present in Noni juice are good for the gastric system.
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for reference purposes only, and is not meant to serve as actual medical information. For advice about any of the illnesses and supplements listed, please visit a qualified physician.