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Increased Flavonoids Decreased Midsection Weight

Tuesday, February 07, 2017


An interesting British research study identifying the different types of flavonoids and indicating that stepping up the flavonoids -- especially the anthocyanins and the flavonols -- is strongly associated with packing on fewer pounds around the middle; specifically, a 9% lower central body mass.

That's where I tend to carry extra weight for sure. Right around the waist band.

Of course eating too much of anything, even the healthy plant stuff, will pack on the pounds.

But eating a diet rich in flavonoids helps stave off heart disease, stroke, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, and cognitive decline as well as weight gain.

So: for anthocyanins it's berries, blood oranges, currants, pears, plums, radishes, red cabbage, red grapes, red onions and maybe even red wine. And for flavonols it's apples, arugula, blueberries, broccoli, green chili peppers, green onions, kale, red onions (again), parsley, spinach, tea and watercress.

Yup, I do eat a lot of those pretty regularly! Not tea though: I'm an unredeemed coffee person!

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