December 2001 Issue

ENs Annual A-To-Z Guide: Colorful Foods Fight Cancer And More

Each year a theme emerges amid the din of nutrition news. This yearís focus has been on phytonutrients, plant substances scientists are finding have powerful benefits in combating chronic diseases and perhaps boosting immunity as well. The twist in 2001 was color. Phytonutrients are found in all plant foods, even whole grains, but itís colorful fruits and vegetables that are fairly bursting with them. Thatís even prompted nutrition books based on the color theme, both this year (see EN,

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