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26th Sep 2011, 09:20 PM #1
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Let not the name Bioflavonoids scare you!
In the next 5 minutes you will be amazed to know about how
beneficial are they to our health.
Bioflavonoids (Vitamin P) are simple plant compounds which help you
with a lot of biological activities. What I wish to tell you here
is about their indomitable protective powers with regards to our
immunity. To remember biofavonoids easily, you can think of any
type of plant that has red, yellow or blue coloured flowers which
protects them from insects.
We have to remember that most of the foods which we call "healthy"
share the status because of the presence of (bio)flavonoids.
1. Flavonoids like flavones and catechins protect our body against
cancer causing free radicals. They help our body to inhibit the
growth of malignant tumors excluding lung cancer.Hence eat plenty
of like apples, tea, berries, brassica vegetables, and nuts. Herbs
like Ginkgo Biloba, St. John's Wort, and Elder belong to this
category. Also know that diet rich in red onions and garlic will
keep you away from cancer.
2. Consumption of fatty foods not only lead to cholesterol but also
cause plaque or fatty build ups in arteries, restricting the
smooth flow of blood to the heart. Flavonoids prevent the progress
of damage and reduce the risk of coronary artery disease.
3. Flavonoids can kill bacteria, lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and
hypertension, enhance heart health and reduce liver damage. So,
have green tea in moderation regularly.
4. If you have peptic ulcer have apples, cherries, cranberries,
onions and garlic or ask your doctor about supplements.
5. Eating grapes and drinking red wine in moderation is beneficial
for your skin as it can delay aging and reduce damage from sun
6. Have more citrus fruits if you are prone to hemorrhoids, easy
bruising and varicose veins.
7. Flavonoids like quercetin is highly anti viral. The foods range
from green apples, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, tomatoes,
berries, red grapes, red onions, black tea and more.
8.Fruits including berries and raw vegetables can help to improve
Thanks to their antioxidant properties you should ideally eat 3-5
serves of vegetables and 2 serves of fruits a day.
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