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Tips to Increase Phytochemical Intake
- Eat more fruits and vegetables. At a minimum, 5 servings a day is suggested, but striving for 9 servings further enhance your phytochemical intake.
- Use salsa or tomato sauce as a dressing rather than butter or oil.
- Increase soy ingestion. Soy products contain phytoestrogens, which are similar to human estrogen. Phytoestrogens can potentially favorably alter blood lipids, reduce heart disease risk, reduce osteoporosis risk, and reduce cancer cell survival.
- Drink tea or herbal teas. Regular black tea contains tannins, which can act as antioxidants. Green teas and herbal teas may contain other compounds, which are beneficial, such as flavonoids.
- Add spices and herbs to your meals. Healthful phytochemicals are found in hot peppers, garlic, turmeric, as well as other spices.