15. There are different types of phytochemicals.
To get more in-depth with phytochemicals, there are various types of phytochemicals. And each one helps your body out in a different way. The first one would be carotenoids. Now you may have heard of beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene. They’re all types of carotenoids. Carotenoids inhibit cancer growth, support vision, improve immunity and promote skin health. They can be found in carrots, cooked tomatoes, broccoli, leafy greens, apricots, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, winter squash, oranges, and watermelons. There’s a variety of foods to choose from if you’re in search of these types of phytochemicals.
Flavonoids are another type of phytochemicals, and anthocyanins, quercetin, and catechins are all types of flavonoids. They inhibit tumor growth, boost immunity, and reduce inflammation. Some flavonoids would be coffee, apples, onions, tea, soybeans, and citrus fruits like oranges and lemons. Like other phytochemicals, indoles and glucosinolates can help lower your cancer risk as well. They are known to decrease the production of cancer-related hormones and prevent tumor growth. They can be found in cabbage, kale, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussel sprouts.