Power food fights disease

Plant foods are made up of thousands of natural chemicals designed for unique purposes: colour, aroma, taste, energy, structure, protection and defence. 

Fortunately, these phytochemicals may also play a role in protecting human health.

The first phytochemicals — vitamins and minerals — were discovered and analysed in the 18th and 19th centuries. Over the years, diseases were discovered that were caused by their absence and daily