The other day, we spoke briefly about "flavonoids" or "bioflavonoids" and their importance with healing an ulcer.
Well today . . . I'd like to continue about one of nature's powerful elements for optimal health.
You see . . . "flavonoids" aren't just good for helping heal an ulcer . . . they're also good for ailments you would not even imagine.
So today . . . let's discover the possibilities of "flavonoids".
Okay . . . first up . . . what exactly is a "flavonoid"???
Well . . . "flavonoids" are a diverse group of "phytonutrients" which are natural plant chemicals. And they're found in almost every fruit and vegetable.
So what makes them so important for optimal health???
Well, simply put . . . "flavonoids" are powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits.
Flavonoids help regulate cellular activity and fight off free radicals that cause oxidative stress that can damage DNA. And this in turn . . . can help to protect the body against some types of cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, some viral infections, cataract, erectile dysfunction and inflammatory bowel disease.
Whoohoo . . . so as we can clearly see . . . adding this powerful weapon to the diet would be very beneficial.
Now . . . not only are "flavonoids" a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory . . . they're also an excellent antibacterial and antiviral.
Okay . . . so where can we find this powerful little element to optimal health??"
Well . . . that would be . . . in red onions, kale, red grapes, Granny Smith apples, and Red Delicious apples (not McIntosh or Golden Delicious they contain the lowest amount of flavonoids), green tea, lemons, limes, blueberries, cranberries and even in lettuce and parsley.
Now . . . "flavonoids are needed for the body's health . . . but are not "essential" for life".
And this is why many of us don't consume enough.
But "flavonoids" are more powerful than vitamin C and E combined.
So think about adding a few more "flavonoids" to the diet and reap the benefits of nature's powerful little secret.
Tomorrow, we'll talk about another element that "flavonoids" may possibly help.
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