Festive with Flavonoids: Benefits for Total Health [INFOGRAPHIC]


With the holidays in full swing around here, I am always looking for ways to “health-ify” my diet as more indulgent foods seem to creep on to my plate. Turns out that a class of antioxidants called ‘flavonoids’ are just what I am looking for. Flavonoids are a group of bioactive compounds that have been shown to promote cardiovascular, cognitive, and total health. Want to reap the benefits of flavonoids? Fruit such as grapes, pears, citrus, berries, and cherries are full of flavonoids. Vegetables like kale, leeks, onion, scallions, broccoli, eggplant, and celery are great sources of different flavonoids. Also, common beverages such as black/green tea, soy milk, and even red wine are rich in flavonoids. So get festive this holiday season with flavonoids!