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Cacao, red wine prevent type 2 diabetes: Research

1/31/2014 - New research suggests that red wine and cacao, from which chocolate is made, can help prevent type 2 diabetes. The study, which was conducted in the United Kingdom, involved 2,000 women and plant compounds called flavonoids which are present in some fruit and berries as well as red wine and chocolate....

Who knew flavonoids from tea, berries and grapes protect against developing diabetes?

1/22/2014 - Amazingly, among the many thousands of those who are newly diagnosed with diabetes each day, very few realize that this disease can shorten normal lifespans by as much as 10 to 15 years when left unchecked and dramatically lower quality of life as the inevitable complications impair vision, renal health...

Flavonoids from strawberries and blueberries cut heart attack risk in women by one-third

1/18/2013 - Thousands of research studies over the past decade have heralded the critical importance of eating a diet filled with flavonoids from a variety of brightly colored vegetables and fruits to help prevent and even treat many chronic illnesses. Most plants and fruits rely on flavonoid compounds for protection...

Make hot cocoa with real raw cocoa powder and reap the health, mood and skin benefits

1/7/2013 - Unsweetened, raw cocoa powder, the same stuff that is used to make that sinfully delicious "guilty pleasure" food chocolate, has a multitude of health benefits. They are often overlooked because it is so often incorporated into overly sweetened treats like candy bars. However, the raw powder that...

Rutin flavonoids lower blood clot risk to help prevent stroke and heart attack

6/5/2012 - The risk of thrombosis, commonly known as a blood clot, can represent a significant threat to overall health and quality of life. Clots that form and become unstable can break away, blocking blood flow to the brain or the heart muscle. The result can be a fatal heart attack, stroke or debilitating paralysis...

Flavonoids from blueberries and other fruits dramatically lower risk of diabetes

5/2/2012 - Nearly one in ten people in the US have been diagnosed with diabetes and one in three are pre-diabetic, a strong indicator they will progress to full-blown diabetes in the near future without dietary intervention. Experts indicate that by the year 2050, one half of all American adults will fall into...

Flavonoids from berries shown to protect men against Parkinson's disease

4/16/2012 - Past research bodies have confirmed the health-protective effect of a natural diet rich in flavonoids to protect against a wide range of diseases including heart disease, hypertension, some cancers, and dementia. Researchers from Harvard University and the University of East Anglia have published the...

Citrus fruit may help lower the risk of stroke in women

3/2/2012 1:06:01 PM - A study recently carried out at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, United Kingdom and published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association reveals that a compound found in citrus fruit can help lower the risk of ischemic stroke. The research showed that women who consumed high amounts...

Dietary flavonoids lower heart disease and stroke risk by nearly twenty percent

2/9/2012 - Heart disease and stroke will account for more than a third of all deaths annually, a number that continues to rise as dietary and lifestyle factors that contribute to these illnesses are made worse through a never ending barrage of advertising and marketing sleight of hand. Research published in the...

Flavonoids in fruits, vegetables and nuts dramatically lower cancer rates

9/28/2011 - Flavonoids and proanthocyanidins are often found in fruits and vegetables, and they are powerful cancer prevention agents. Essentially, flavonoids are potent antioxidants and our body uses them to lower inflammation, reduce blood pressure and fight off free radicals, which cause disease and age us,...

Citrus BioFlavonoids are a powerful defense against oxidative stress

9/22/2011 - Citrus fruits contain a vast array of phytonutrients that are just now being respected for the extraordinary health values they hold. Fruits and vegetables have been renowned for years for providing essential nutrients such as vitamin C. Today, nutritional scientists have discovered a group of bioactive...

Green tea and cocoa epicatechin flavonoids lower diabetes risk and extend lifespan

6/27/2011 - New research published in the Journal of Nutrition provides evidence that potent epicatechin flavonoids from extracts of green tea and cocoa lower the destructive effects of high blood sugar. This can effectively prevent damage that ravages the major organs and especially the coronary arteries lining...

Natural flavonoids from fruits and vegetables dramatically lower cancer risk

12/1/2010 - Natural compounds commonly found in many fruits and vegetables are among the most powerful agents we have in our dietary arsenal to combat many forms of cancer. Flavonoids and proanthocyanidins have evolved as a protective mechanism for a variety of different plants and play a critical role in preventing...

Flavonoids From Fruits, Veggies Help Halt Dementia and Alzheimer's

12/2/2009 - Evidence continues to mount that the family of plant compounds known as flavonoids can help slow or even halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Flavonoids are a family of chemicals that have been widely studied for a variety of health benefits. They are powerful...

New "Juice Feasting" Emerging as Phytonutrient-Rich Disease-Fighting Nutritional System

12/11/2007 - It's rare for something to come along that impresses me so much as a healing modality that it instantly changes my own life habits. But I've recently been introduced to a plant-based medicinal modality that's so incredibly effective at preventing and reversing disease that I believe it is "the" cure...

Eating more flavonoids extends lifespan, reduces heart disease

7/19/2007 - Flavonoids -- found in apples, strawberries, bran and even chocolate -- can reduce cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, according to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers examined data relating to more than 34,000 women free of cardiovascular...

Grape seed flavonoids demonstrate anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties

2/28/2007 - Natural nutritional elements in grape seeds offer a wide variety of antioxidant, anti-cancer and other benefits, according to the web site PDRHealth.com. A type of mixed flavonoid - proanthocyanidins - extracted from grape seeds are the essential ingredient. Jump directly to: conventional view |...

Vitamin D and Flavonoids Examined for Impact on Breast and Ovarian Cancer (press release)

7/27/2006 - While risk factors for breast and ovarian cancers include menopause, obesity, family history and specific genetic mutations, researchers also are looking at the role of diet in the development, as well as the treatment and prevention of these tumors. At the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Association...

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