Category Archives: Flavanones

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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Polyphenols and Diabetes

Polyphenols are a large group of heterogeneous compounds comprising of multiple phenolic rings. The structure of polyphenols is interesting as their molecular arrangement allows them to be effective antioxidants. Polyphenols can donate hydrogen atoms from their hydroxyl groups to free … 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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Factors Affecting Flavonoid Absorption and Metabolism

Flavonoids are a heterogeneous group of polyphenols that can be broadly split into flavones, flavanones, flavonols, proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins, flavan-3-ols (catechins) and isoflavones. Many flavonoids are commonly found in the diet and consumed by humans. Flavonoids, like many dietary polyphenols, are … Continue reading

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Flavonoid Synthesis

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Flavonoid Absorption, Distribution, Metabolisma and Excretion (ADME)

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Organic Fruit Skin: Rich in Flavonoids?

Polyphenols are a large heterogenous group of chemicals, many thousand of which are found in plants. Vitamin E is a well known dietary polyphenolic substance, but others include stilbenes, chalcones and terpenes. Flavonoids are another group of polyphenols phytochemicals that … Continue reading

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Flavonoid Intake Associated with Health

Flavonoids are a group of polyphenolic phytonutrients that are widespread amongst the plant kingdom. The flavonoid class is made up of a number of subclasses including flavones, flavanones, flavan-3-ols, anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins and flavonols. Flavonoids are responsible for many of the … Continue reading

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Orange Juice Polyphenol Bioavailability

Oranges are a good source of polyphenols including glycosides of hesperetin and naringenin (mainly hesperetin-7-O-rutinoside (hesperidin) and naringenin-7-O-rutinoside (narirutin)). Consumption of oranges has been shown to be inversely associated with cardiovascular disease. The protective effects of oranges has been suggested … Continue reading

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