Phytonutrients – Flavonoids

Phytonutrients             

                                                                                                    

Plant foods contain thousands of natural chemicals called phytonutrients or phytochemicals. These are certain organic components of plants thought to promote human health. Fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and teas are rich sources of phytonutrients.

Flavonoids                                                                                      

The types of flavonoids include:

Catechins: Found in green tea- helps in metabolism processes and control cholesterol and cancer.

Hesperidin:  Found in citrus fruits act as an antioxidant, reduce inflammation and cancer risk.

Flavonols: Quercetin type of flavonol found in Apples, Berries, Grapes and Onions. It reduces risk of asthma, certain types of cancer and coronary heart disease.

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