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Flavonoids


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.

Food Sources:
  • cranberries
  • kale
  • beets
  • berries
  • red and black grapes
  • oranges
  • lemons
  • grapefruits
  • green tea

When supplementing, look for products with:
  • whole food ingredients
  • water-soluble
  • 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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*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.


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