Flavonoids Are Found in Fruits and Vegetables

flavonoidsFlavonoids are an important type of micronutrient. There are a huge variety of flavonoids – over 6,000 individual compounds have been identified. What ties them together is that they all share a common chemical structure.

Scientists do not fully understand the impact or health benefits of flavonoids, but some theories are that they:

  • Act as an anti-oxidant
  • Are anti-inflammatory
  • Reduce risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Support the nervous system (From whfoods.com – “There is some preliminary evidence that the onset of certain chronic neurodegenerative diseases—including age-related dementia and Alzheimer’s disease—may be delayed when long-term intake of flavonoids has been strong.”)

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