A guide to Phytonutrients – Huel Nutrition

A guide to Phytonutrients – Huel Nutrition


today we’re going to talk about
phytonutrients phytonutrient is a substance found in plant food that’s
been demonstrated to have health benefits and could have a role in
preventing certain human diseases however they are not essential per se
but are very useful antioxidants are substances that prevent oxidation our
oxidation is a naturally occurring process that happens all the time in our
bodies and it involves the production of free radicals the production of free
radicals is inevitable because they are a byproduct of everyday living and
especially in exercise and they might contribute to aging however we need to
quash as many of them as possible because to too many can be destructive
and this is where antioxidants come in there are some antioxidants that are
essential like vitamin E and selenium they are natural micronutrients that we
need for good health but there also a lot of phytonutrients that are
themselves antioxidants some of the phytonutrients are occurring naturally
in Huel include lycopene ferulic acid Avenanthramides,
lignans and phytic acid. Huel also contains lutein and zeaxanthin which are
both antioxidants themselves and they’re involved in the prevention of macular
degeneration in the elderly ie maintaining eye health. Huel is also rich
in beta glucans. They are a type of soluble fiber that are involved in
maintaining a healthy cholesterol level which in turn may help prevent
cardiovascular disease ie heart disease and stroke he already rich in these
because one of the main ingredients of Huel is oats and that’s where the beta
glucans come from. You can read more about phytonutrients on Huel.com where we’ve
got a great article about phytonutrients in our guides and articles section you