Remember how mom always told you to eat your flavonoids? Ok, she probably didn’t, but she did tell you to eat your fruits and vegetables. If you’ve followed mom’s advice, you may be on a path to disease prevention.
Flavonoids are compounds found in fruits, vegetables, and even tea and dark chocolate. They could provide a big boost to your health.
The potential benefits of flavonoids include protection against heart and vascular diseases, improved bone health, cancer prevention, and the potential for weight loss. In fact, those who eat the highest amounts of flavonoids have the lowest risk of chronic diseases.
But don’t run out and buy flavonoid supplements. They should simply come from whole foods—including at least five servings a day of fruits and vegetables.
So go ahead, get fired up about flavonoids. I guess mom was right after all.
Here are some more of my blogs on this topic:
- Researchers: Apples help prevent heart attacks, strokes
- Daily ‘dose’ of dark chocolate might protect the heart
- Blueberries, apples linked to reduced risk of diabetes
- Citrus fruit consumption linked to reduced stroke risk in women
- Chocolate reduces stroke risk
- Maqui berry is the latest trendy super food
- Green tea protects against heart disease
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