Bioflavonoids: 9 Foods that Benefit a Healthy Heart & Mind!
9 Foods that Benefit a Healthy Heart & Mind!
Learn How to Eat your Way to a Healthy Heart and a Healthy Mind with Fresh, Wholesome Food – The 9 Foods containing Bioflavonoids, [Flavonoid] being some of the Best Medicine for a Healthy Heart and a Healthy Mind.
As you may well be aware including fresh fruit and vegetables everyday is the best way to provide your body with optimal nutrition, enabling it to function optimally. So you can live your best and healthiest life. There has been an increase in interest since the 1990’s and the health benefits of food, pertaining to food being one of the best medicines for prevention and treatment of serious health conditions.
Studies have shown that it is eating fresh, whole food everyday, that these health benefits are found, not in the taking of vitamins and supplements. In many cases, it has been found that the taking of vitamins and supplements, can have unwanted side effects, and interfere with the efficacy of medications.
What are Bioflavonoids?
Flavonoids or Bioflavonoids are a Group of Compounds occurring mainly in a Variety of Vegetables and Fruit. Not only do Bioflavonoids have great health benefits on their own, but they also assist with enhancing the action of vitamin C in order to support healthy immune and cardiovascular system.
The group of compounds found in Bioflavonoids, are powerful phytochemicals with antiviral, anti-allergy, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumour abilities. Providing health benefits for minimizing your susceptibility to allergies, viruses, arthritis, including other inflammatory conditions.
The antioxidant effects of bioflavonoids increase intracellular Vitamin C, rutin and hesperidin. These beneficial effects improve capillary permeability and blood flow like PCOs. anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory effects like quercetin.
What is Killing You?
Today the increase health concerns of cardiovascular disease, increased cholesterol levels that lead to arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Facts, statistics and logic are showing you that this is due to increase of fat, salt, additives, harmful chemicals being consumed with a diet consisting of processed, packaged, fast, take-away foods and drinks.
There is a direct link between a diet high in processed foods and heart disease. It is great that we have a wide selection of food available to us, however it is vitally important that we screen the foods we eat very carefully as even many of the so-called healthy choices are loaded with salt, additives, chemicals and saturated fat.
You may well think that changing your diet has to be complicated, however in changing your diet with a few simple changes to make all the difference to you not becoming a victim of a heart attack, Alzheimer’s, dementia, liver disease, kidney disease, cancer and diabetes.
By introducing foods rich in Bioflavonoids and eliminating fast and processed foods you decrease your chances of any serious health issues and if anything does come up, your body has a much better chance of recovering.
9 Foods that Benefit a Healthy Heart & Mind!
Fresh fruits and vegetables are the most effective in getting optimal nutrition, vitamins and minerals into your body. Here are the Top 9 Foods that are rich in bioflavonoids.
1: Red Bell Peppers: Sweet Peppers: (Capsicum) – Red peppers contain three times more vitamin C than orange juice, according to some medical sources. Scientists agree that raw bell peppers are an effective way to get bioflavonoids into the system.
2: Berries – All berries contain flavonoids, but certain varieties are more potent than others. Blackberries are the most powerful as they include all six types of flavonoids. Blueberries, cherries, and red/purple grapes also contain all flavonoids. Strawberries only have moderate amounts of anthocyanidins.
3: Red Cabbage – Is a great dietary source of anthocyanidins is red cabbage. Anthocyanidins, in particular, have been studied for their protective effects against cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and age-related cognitive disorders.
4: Green Vegetables – It is a well-known fact that for a healthy heart and mind is to eat your Green Vegetables. Kale, Brussel Sprouts, Dark Green lettuce, Spinach, Parsley and Broccoli are all superfoods when it comes to being a rich source of bioflavonoids, and vitamin C.
5: Herbal Teas – are an easy way to add some extra bioflavonoids to your day. Green, White (not as in with milk), this is a herbal tea named “White Tea”, Dandelion all teas contain high levels of flavanols, however these mentioned have the highest levels. They provide health benefits to cardiovascular and cognitive health.
6: Citrus Fruits– Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, lemons, and limes contain flavanones. Juicing these fruits results in even more concentrated availability of these healthy plant compounds. Every morning I have a freshly, squeezed fresh lemon and lime juice adding some slightly heated water. Provides amazing health benefits supporting healthy immune function, digestion and weight loss.
7: Soybeans – Soybeans come in a variety of different forms and are the best source of isoflavones. Eating edamame, tofu, tempeh, and soy sauce are great ways to increase isoflavones in your diet. Isoflavones have been studied for their protective effects against reproductive cancers like breast, ovarian, prostate, and testicular cancer.
8: Tropical Fruits – Fruits, like mangoes, pineapple, avocado and papayas, are also good sources of bioflavonoids and are packed with other nutritional benefits.
9: Onions and Garlic – Garlic and onions have been found helpful in the prevention of cardiovascular disease by reducing inflammation and oxidation of blood vessels. Scientists are now finding these are also a rich source of bioflavonoids. Onions and garlic make great additions to any meal, adding flavour and they are now being classed amongst the superfoods.
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