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Foods That Are Rich In Flavonoids That You Should Consume To Prevent Diabetes And Cancer

Flavonoids are a type of polyphenolic chemicals that can be found in plants. Flavonoids are an essential part of the diets of humans and other animals. WebMD lists six basic forms of flavonoids—flavonols, flavones, flavan-3-ols, flavanones, anthocyanidins, and isoflavones—all of which have positive effects on human health.


Each of the six basic flavonoid kinds has been linked to various health advantages; however, getting enough of all six is difficult; the best source is a diet rich in a variety of vegetables and fruits. Some of the positive effects of flavonoids on health include a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some malignancies like breast, lung, and prostate.


WebMD states that flavonoids' anti-inflammatory qualities aid in the protection of body cells from the oxidative damage that contributes to disease. In addition to aiding in general health, the antioxidant components of these foods have been shown to be especially effective in warding off the onset of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and neurological disorders including Alzheimer's and dementia.


Fortunately, many of the plant-based foods we eat regularly contain flavonoids in substantial amounts. Increasing your consumption of these foods can help you avoid developing a number of the aforementioned diseases. This is why you should consume more of the nine (9) foods listed below, which are all high in the antioxidant flavonoids.


Fruits and vegetables 1. Berries

Flavonoids can be found in berries in varying concentrations. Because they contain all six types of flavonoids, blackberries are exceptionally potent. Flavonoids are also present in berries like blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries; strawberries also have a moderate quantity of anthocyanidins.


Cabbage, red

WebMD reports that anthocyanidins, a class of flavonoids, are abundant in red cabbage and have been shown to protect the body from cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and age-related cognitive decline. Increasing one's consumption of red cabbage results in a greater supply of this primary kind in the body.


Three, Onions

Flavonols are another significant form of flavonoid, and onions, which already boast an amazing nutrient profile and the capacity to give flavor to dishes, are among the most popular food items. Flavonols have been demonstrated to dramatically lower the risk of developing prostate cancer in scientific studies.


4. Kale

In addition to being a delicious dark green vegetable, kale is a great source of several important elements like vitamins, minerals, and flavonols. Soups, stews, smoothies, and salads are just some of the ways you can incorporate kale into your diet.


Flavonoids can be found in many of the teas you drink. Flavonols, a key type of flavonoids found in both green and black teas, have been linked to a variety of health advantages, including protection against heart disease and improved brain function.


The Sixth: A Bottle of Red Wine

Red wine, when consumed in moderation, has a number of health benefits, according to WebMD. The flavanols found in red wine have been related to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.


Seventh, a bar of dark chocolate

For its high concentration of beneficial antioxidants and other nutrients, dark chocolate has been hailed as a health food and recommended more frequently than its white counterpart. Flavanols, one of its key nutrients, have been shown to improve cognitive performance and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.


Fruits with a high concentration of citric acid

Flavanones are beneficial antioxidants found in abundance in citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, lemons, and limes. WebMD states that the concentrated form of flavanones is obtained from the juice of these fruits. The same health advantages can be obtained simply by adding freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice to water.


9, Soybeans

The isoflavones found in soybeans have been related to a decreased risk of developing reproductive malignancies like those of the breast, ovary, prostate, and testicles.

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