Flavonoids, one of the natural sources of the brighter colors in many fruits and vegetables, may benefit cardiovascular health and ease the inflammation associated with overuse of joints.*
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
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