Exploring The Power Of Flavonoids: The Latest Research, Health Benefits & Practical Applications
A growing body of evidence demonstrates the importance of bioactive compounds for optimal health. This includes flavonoids, the most abundant and researched class of polyphenols, a group of phytochemicals, which demonstrate important anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-lowering effects. In fact, a new prospective cohort study recently found that habitual intake of flavonoid-rich foods, specifically tea, blueberries, red wine and peppers, was associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality. With a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine noting that premature death is at an all-time high post pandemic, the time is now to elevate the importance of higher intakes of plant-based foods and beverages rich in bioactive compounds.