A plant-based or plant-forward eating style benefits your health tremendously. Plant foods such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits and pulses (beans and lentils) provide us with the protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals our body needs. They support a healthy microbiome. Additionally, plant foods provide phytonutrients (phytochemicals), such as phenols, carotenoids and flavonoids. There are thousands of these, way too many to try to name, remember or keep track of individually. Luckily, nature has made it easy on us. By focusing on eating plant foods of different colors, we can assure that we get a healthy array of phytonutrients that will build our immune system, fight inflammation and provide the internal environment we need to remain healthy.