Category Archives: Flavan-3-ols

The Beneficial Effects of Chocolate

Chocolate is a confectionery food, most commonly made with cocoa and sugar. The sugar to cocoa ratio is pivotal in determining whether chocolate is a healthy food or not. For example, milk chocolate has a high sugar content and a … Continue reading

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Green Tea Catechins: Protective of Caffeine Induce Anxiety

Caffeine is able to activate noradrenaline release through the activation of noradrenergic neurones. This may in turn then have a modulating effect on the synthesis and release of dopamine. Caffeine can therefore elevate levels of a number of excitatory neurotransmitters … Continue reading

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Are Green Tea Catechins Appetite Suppressants?

Flavonoids are a group of phytochemicals with antioxidant effects in humans. As flavonoid intakes increase, the risk of many Western lifestyle diseases decreases. In particular, high intakes of flavonoids have been shown to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and … 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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Gingko Biloba To Treat Anxiety

Anxiety is a disorder characterised by uncontrolled feelings of fear or helplessness. Severe anxiety, including panic attacks, often requires medical intervention as the symptoms can overwhelm the resources of the individual and be highly debilitating. However, a growing number of … Continue reading

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Which Is The Best Tea To Drink?

Traditional tea made from tea leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant is the most commonly drunk beverage in the world, after water. The popularity of tea stems from its traditional large scale cultivation, its distinctive taste and its energising and … Continue reading

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Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)

Phytochemistry: Green tea is a rich source of polyphenols of the flavonoid subclass. In particular, green tea contains high amounts of a type of flavonoid called flavan-3-ols. These are sometimes referred to as catechins. The main catechin in green tea … 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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Polyphenols Found in Tea

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