Normally, plants have primary and secondary metabolites. Phytochemicals are secondary metabolites.
These phytochemicals are non-nutritive compounds, which are produced in plants. They have protective
function in plants. Many vegetables, fruits and plants have phytochemicals and those phytochemicals
are present as carotenoids (in carrots), phenolic compounds (in brassica), alkaloids (in green tea),
lycopenes (in tomatoes), organo-sulphur compounds and organo-nitro compounds. The phytochemicals have
anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. When people consume these phytochemicals,
they would be protected and prevented from skin ageing. Phytochemicals can be taken as dietary source as
they are more effective when taken through diet.
Follow a proper diet to stay healthy!!!