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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The MIND Diet Showing Promise in Preventing Alzheimer’s

The Mind DietI’ve been reading with great interest about this new diet called the Mind Diet based on studies done at Rush University. Could be the topic of a forthcoming website I build.

Came across this WebMD Q&A with the fellow who developed the DASH diet. He thinks the Mind diet is ‘tremendously’ exciting. I think that really speaks to the promise it has. Continue reading The MIND Diet Showing Promise in Preventing Alzheimer’s