Skip main navigation

Macronutrients, micronutrients and phytochemicals

Superfoods are defined by good contents of micronutrients and phytochemicals. In this video we start to discuss these and related concepts.

Superfoods are often defined on the basis of their content of nutritional content.

This includes micronutrients, their macronutrient profile or their content of phytochemicals. In this video, we discuss these topics and related concepts often used as the reason for the superfood label, such as antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and essential nutrients.

Together with the concepts discussed in the rest of this week, this video concludes the introduction to superfoods, and will feature in future activities as an element to both understand their role in a healthy diet and to find “traditional” food that can substitute them.

This article is from the free online

Superfoods: Myths and Truths

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now