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The Best Food Choices You're Not Making

hytonutrients
 In the thousands of years since humans became farmers, we've unwittingly bred the nutrition out of our food, removing from it compounds called phytonutrients. Only now are we realizing that these naturally occurring, plant-protecting chemicals can likely help us, too. "Early studies show that phytonutrient-rich fruits and vegetables have the potential to reduce our risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, boost our energy, and slow down the aging process," says Jo Robinson, author of Eating on the Wild Side. "Each fruit and vegetable has hundreds of phytonutrients. That's why people are so excited about them." But not all foods are created equal - you'll get radically different nutritional punch from varieties of corn, apples, lettuce, onions and more.

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