How do phytochemicals operate?

There are  many phytochemicals and each works differently. These are some possible actions:

Antioxidant :- Most phytochemicals have antioxidant activity and

protect our solar cells against oxidative damage and reduce the risk of developing  certain types of cancer. Phytochemicals with antioxidant activity: allyl sulfides (onions, leeks, garlic), carotenoids (fruits, carrots), flavonoids (fruits, vegetables), polyphenols (tea, grapes).

Hormonal action: - Isoflavones, found in soy, imitate human estrogens and help to reduce menopausal  symptoms and osteoporosis.

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