Although they are often overshadowed by more well-known types of nutrients, like proteins, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, in the minds of health-conscious individuals, flavonoids provide health benefits that are just as essential. Flavonoids are the largest group of nutrients classified as phytonutrients or phytochemicals and are responsible, along with carotenoids, for providing the vibrant rainbow of colors found in vegetables and fruits.
Types of Flavonoids
Over 6,000 different types of flavonoids have been identified and are linked to offering a range of benefits that that can help you avoid a number of common ailments and diseases. Below we describe some of the most frequently found flavonoids in food and the how they improve the quality of your diet.
Flavones include chrysin, baicalein, luteolin, and apigenin and are found in many green herbs like parsley, celery, and hot peppers. These flavonoids provide antioxidant benefits and can slow the growth of certain types of cancers.
Included under the flavonoid subcategory of flavonones are hesperetin, naringenin, and eriodictyol. These are chiefly found in citrus fruits and promote heart health, reduce inflammation, and increase your antioxidant consumption.
Anthocyanidins, including peoidin and malvidin, provide the red, purple, and blue hues found in blueberries, strawberries, red and purple grapes, pomegranates, plums, and red wine. These flavonoids provide cardiovascular benefits and prevent weight gain and diabetes.
Isoflavones are found in high qualities in soy products and legumes. They are noteworthy because they behave like estrogen and can reduce the risk of hormonal cancers in some cases.
Flavonols include compounds frequently found in teas, fava beans, cocoa, apples, grapes, berries, and red wine. These compounds are associated with improving heart, circulatory, and neurological health, lowering cholesterol, and increasing feelings of energy.
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