Flavonoids promote antioxidant activity, cellular health and normal tisse growth and renewal throughout the body.* They also work with vitamin C to reduce oxidative stress for the water based portion of the cell and may slow down some of the effects of aging.*
There are more than 4,000 unique flavonoids and they are most effective when several types are consumed together. On average, only 9% of Americans eat a minimum level of fruits and vegetables in their diet that would provide the flavonoids they need.
- red and black grapes
- green tea
When supplementing, look for products with:
- whole food ingredients
- includes all flavonoid classes: flavones, flavanols, flavanones, anthocyanins and catechins
- naturally occurring in the human food chain
See also Carotenoids and Cruciferous
Go back to the Basic Nutrient Glossary
For the Health, Weight Loss and Natural Nutrition Newsletter, click here.
Click here for Site Map
To subscribe to the Nutrition Newsletter, just enter your email address in the subscribe box at the bottom of this page.
© Copyright Moss Greene. All Rights Reserved.
*This statement has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.