What are Flavonoids?
Flavonoids are amazing healthy plant derived nutrients that occur naturally in our food. They belong to a group of plant compounds known as phytonutrients. They are found in a variety of edible plants from grains, fruits and vegetables to flowers, stems, and roots. Flavonoids along with carotenoids produce those luscious vibrant colors that you see in fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids can also be found in other plant products such as chocolate, green tea, and wine.
Flavonoids make up the largest group of phytonutrients. They are comprised of more than 6,000 different varieties… the most commonly known are quercetin and kaempferol.
There are actually six different forms of flavonoids that occur in food. Each one is unique and used by your body in a different way. They are rich antioxidants and are effective anti-inflammatory agents. Flavonoid helps your body to actively fend off daily toxins and boost immunity.
A diet rich in flavonoids helps keep your body healthy and minimize the unwanted effects of some chronic health ailments.
How do Flavonoids Work? And What Are Their Benefits?
Flavonoids help cytokines. What are cytokines? Your immune system uses protein molecules called cytokines that enable your cells to communicate to each other. Cytokines are essential for a healthy immune system to work well. They are the first responders that zero in on a pathogen infection. When the cytokine mission is accomplished, they go back to their normal status of being on “standby”.
However, when stressors impact your immune system the cytokines can instead respond to harmless allergens, or even your own tissue, as though they are threats. Inflammation is then triggered and can become problematic. Flavonoids help to calm cytokines and create a balanced environment so that they return to reserve status. The flavonoids can help to boost your natural energy, provide stress relief to your joints, and even improve mental clarity.
Flavonoids are advantageous antioxidants that fight inflammation in the body and support the immune system. More reported healthy benefits of flavonoids include supporting cardiovascular and heart health, potentially decreasing the effects of type 2 diabetes, and anti-cancer properties.
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