The 5 most important phytonutrients

the human body is not able to produce phytonutrients itself – is not really a concern either – because we do not need phytonutrients to survive. BUT: there’s nothing wrong with having them – especially when it comes to antioxidants.

Here are the top 5 phytonutrients – what foods they are found in and why they are good for us:


Carotenoids are responsible for the bright orange color of carrots and apricots – the best-known carotenoid is beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A by the body. Carotenoids have an antioxidant effect and thereby protect the body from free radicals – as a result they are good for skin and hair.


Flavonoids color foods such as cherries, plums or grapes from yellow to red to purple . But aubergines, cocoa and red wine are also rich in this secondary plant substance. Flavonoids have an antioxidant effect and protect the body from free radicals.


Resveratrol is mainly found in grapes (especially in the grape skin), peanuts or mulberries . Resveratrol is also one of the antioxidants and is referred to as an anti-aging miracle weapon. Experts do not yet agree on the effect.


Glucosinolates are mainly found in cabbage: cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, red cabbage or broccoli . Glucosinolates are sulphur-containing molecules that give these vegetables their unique taste. These secondary plant substances have an antibacterial and antiviral effect.

ellagic acid

Raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, pomegranates and walnuts are real ellagic acid bombs. Ellagic acid is extremely heat resistant. These phytonutrients are also antioxidants. But they can also help with weight loss. Because ellagic acid slows down the growth of fat cells.


When do nutritional supplements make sense?

… all too many people forget that supplements are not a panacea, but at best serve as a supplement to the diet. There are a few things that should be observed so that the intake of dietary supplements makes sense and does not pose a health risk.

… because in many cases there is no reason to take dietary supplements if you eat a balanced and healthy diet. The only exception: Vitamin D – a lot of people have a clear deficiency here – especially in the winter months.

… in some cases, however, taking nutritional supplements can also be very useful: for pregnant and breastfeeding women (folic acid and iodine), the chronically ill or high-performance athletes – but here too, the first step should be taken  know his current supply status.

… Conclusion: they are not called food for nothing COMPLEMENT Foods – nutrient-rich whole foods are and will remain the basis of a healthy diet – but unfortunately there is no such thing as perfect nutrition. Stress, how much or how little exercise, sleeping habits – all of this changes our daily need for nutrients. For this reason, Prof. Weinstabl developed PHYTOPOWER: the all-in-one supplement for active people and athletes as well as for people over 40 years of age. 


Age-related muscle loss is often underestimated

… from the age of 30, a physiological transformation of muscles into fatty tissue begins by 0.3 to 1.3 percent per year. If you don’t do anything about it, around 30 to 50 percent of the muscle mass will be gradually lost by the age of 80, as all experts agree.

… however, good muscles are a prerequisite for physical performance. It starts with everyday activities such as getting up, getting dressed, climbing stairs or doing shopping.

… in addition, trained muscles help reduce the risk of falling. They increase resistance and help maintain the cardiovascular system, metabolism and brain functions. A good muscle corset is also helpful for recovery after an operation – if the patient can actively participate, early mobilization and rehabilitation are more successful.

… increased levels of inflammation in the blood, which can damage blood vessels and increase the risk of heart attacks and cancer, are often a result of muscle breakdown. “Anyone who is physically active and stresses their muscles releases substances that have a positive effect on the sugar and fat metabolism and protect against chronic inflammation,” says Prof. Weinstabl.

… many reasons for PHYTOPOWER products – after all, it was a special concern of Prof. Weinstabl as a surgeon and sports traumatologist to make his contribution.


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