Category Archives: Anthocyanins

Anthocyanins are Neuroprotective

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The Bioavailability of Anthocyanins

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Anthocyanins: Plant Pigments and Healthy Phytochemicals

Anthocyanins are phytochemicals belonging to the flavonoid group. There are 17 naturally occuring anthocyanins, but only 6 are commonly found in plants (cyanidin, peonidin, pelargonidin, malvidin, delphinidin, and petunidin). Anthocyanins are red or orange under acidic conditions and blue or … Continue reading

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Flavonoids: What Are They, And Do You Need Them?

There is a growing wave of interest regarding the benefits of dietary antioxidants, and for good reason. Dietary antioxidants may play a pivotal role in disease prevention and the provision of optimal health. Antioxidants are chemicals that can inhibit free … Continue reading

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More On Flavonoids and Cardiovascular Disease

Flavonoids are a group of phytochemicals that belong to the polyphenol group. Flavonoids are present in a wide number of plant foods, particularly fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices. A number of studies have suggested that there is a modest protective … Continue reading

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Traditional Versus Berry Tea

Tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the World after water. Tea has important health implications because research suggests that drinking tea confers protection against particular diseases including cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, dementias and metabolic syndrome. The … Continue reading

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High Flavonoid Intake Reduces Risk of Hypertension

Flavonoids are polyphenolic antioxidants that are bioavailable in humans. The main flavonoid subgroups are flavonols, flavanones, flavones, flavan-3-ols, proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins and isoflavones. These different subgroups may have different biological activities, and are present in a broad range of foods in … Continue reading

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Anthocyanins Versus Vitamin C: Antioxidant Capacity

Vitamin C is an important dietary antioxidant. The vitamin role for vitamin C relates to its ability to act as a reducing agent in a number of metabolic reactions, one of which is required for the synthesis of collagen, which … Continue reading

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Anthocyanin Chemistry: Colour Changes

Anthocyanins are a group of phytonutrients with polyphenolic structures. They belong to the flavonoid group of nutrients and possess A, B and C rings with various subgroups that produces a range of different chemicals. Anthocyanins are found in plants as … Continue reading

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