Flavonoids to the Rescue

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Flavonoids to the Rescue

You need to be eating more flavonoids, according to a recent Danish study.

Researchers looked at over 56,000 people for a whopping 23 years and here is what they found, according to this article:

After controlling for smoking, hypertension, cholesterol and many other health and dietary factors, they found that compared with people in the lowest one-fifth for flavonoid intake, those in the highest one-fifth had a 17 percent reduced risk for all-cause mortality, a 15 percent reduced risk for cardiovascular disease death, and a 20 percent reduced risk for cancer mortality. The association peaked at about 500 milligrams of flavonoids a day, and was stronger for smokers, heavy drinkers and the obese.

And where can you find flavonoids? Again from the article:

…tea, chocolate, red wine, citrus fruits, berries, apples and broccoli. One cup of tea, one apple, one orange, and three-and-a-half ounces each of blueberries and broccoli would supply more than 500 milligrams of total flavonoids.

So put the kettle on for tea, but make sure you eat more fruits and veggies…. than wine and chocolate.

-Shane M.