ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
What they are – and why 8Greens
are the only ones with them.
Phytonutrients vary from the other good stuff like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Extracts, essence of and concentrates have the other good stuff, but only REAL GREENS have these PLUS phytonutrients. We checked in with resident 8Greens nutrition scientist, Dr. Paula Trumbo for all the answers.
Dr. Paula Trumbo created the US government food pyramid and was at the FDA for 15 years. She is the real deal. She works with our 8Greens founder, Dawn Russell, to create 8Greens gummies, chewables, and fizzy tablets full of real greens.
What are phytonutrients?
“Phytonutrient is a name for a variety of compounds produced in plants,” explains Dr. Trumbo. “Like vitamins and minerals, phytonutrients are found in fruits, vegetables, beans, and grains.” Vitamins and minerals are the essential building blocks of health, BUT phytonutrients help support thousands MORE health benefits only found in real greens.
How do we get phytonutrients?
Phytonutrients are present in both raw and cooked fruits, vegetables, beans and grains. And yet, “some phytonutrients can be damaged by heat, resulting in lower levels,” warns Dr.Trumbo. That is why our 8Greens products are created without heat or chemical processing, to maintain maximum phytonutrient, vitamin, and minerals. Think of each green tablet as a mega dose of veggies. “The only thing missing is water,” says Dr. Trumbo.
What are some of the most important phytonutrients?
“There are thousands of different phytonutrients,” says Dr. Trumbo. “The most important are those with scientific evidence.” Dr. Trumbo explains that the research on phytonutrients is ever growing – watch this space! “This includes lutein and zeaxanthin which are well known to be important for eye health and are found in a variety of green vegetables including spinach, kale and broccoli.”
Phytonutrients in 8Greens
All 8Greens products contain unheated, non-chemically treated REAL GREENS-phytonutrients and all. While everything at 8Greens contains a ton of different nutrients, here are a few of our favorite potent phytonutrient sources and formulations:
How to eat your phytonutrients:
Phytonutrients often give plants their bright hues.
That advice to eat the rainbow also means to eat your phytonutrients.