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Phytochemicals

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Phytochemicals

  1. 1. PHYTOCHEMICALS
  2. 2. • Phytochemicals, chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants (phyto means "plant" in Greek), are responsible for color and organoleptic properties, such as the deep purple of blueberries and smell of garlic
  3. 3. ALLICIN
  4. 4. Allicin• Allicin, one of the • Antimicrobial sulfur compounds of • Anti cancer garlic, possesses • Heart health antioxidant activity
  5. 5. FLAVONOIDS
  6. 6. FLAVONOIDS• anti-allergic,• anti-cancer,• antioxidant,• anti-inflammatory and anti-viral.• ability to relieve hay fever, eszema, sinusitis and asthma.
  7. 7. • Tea flavonoids reduce the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein, lowers the blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.• Soy flavonoids (isoflavones) can also reduce blood cholesterol and can help to prevent osteoporis.• Soy flavonoids are also used to ease menopausal symptoms•
  8. 8. Beta-Carotene
  9. 9. • Anti cancer• Skin protection• Heart health
  10. 10. LUTEIN
  11. 11. • Eye protection• Reduce risj of artery diseases• Reduce the risk of skin cancer• Lutein is found in egg yolk and many plants and vegetables, including red peppers, mustard, broccoli, zucchini, corn, garden peas, spinach, leek, collard greens and kale. Lutein is responsible for the colouring of many fruits and vegetable
  12. 12. Lycopene
  13. 13. • Anti cancer• Anti bacterial• Anti fungal• Lycopene helps to protect diabetes patients against cardiovascular disease and may improve the immune response.• Arteriosceloris• Anti toxic Distribution Lycopene is the red pigement of ripe tomatoes. Lycopene is also found in guava, pink grapefruit, red oranges and watermelon•
  14. 14. Isoflavones• Isoflavones are secondary vegetable substances, which can act as estrogens in the body and have protective functions.• cause less menopause symptoms.• Prevent cancer to women
  15. 15. Cathechins• Catechins are a type of antioxidant found in the greatest abundance in the leaves of the tea plant Camellia sinensis. In smaller amounts, they are found in other foods such as red wine ,chocolate, berries, and apples..
  16. 16. Anthocyanidins• Blueberries• Red and Black Grapes• Cranberry• Raspberries Red Onions• Eggplant

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