If you’re a fan of fruits, vegetables and wholefood juice concentrates made from those things, then I have some good news for you. A new study published in the British Medical Journal has discovered that flavonoids from fruits and vegetables may help reduce weight gain.
Researchers looked at data gathered in the Nurse’s Health Study, the Nurse’s Health Study II and the Health Professionals Follow Up Study and found that people who regularly ate flavonoid-laden fruits and veggies gained 0.16 to 0.23 pounds less than the yearly standard deviation. On average, men gain 2.2 pounds in a four-year period and women gain about 2.9 pounds, so those fractions can really add up over time.
These are the following flavonoids they studied.
Flavanones (eriodictyol, hesperetin, and naringenin), anthocyanins (cyanidin, delphinidin, malvidin, pelargonidin, petunidin, and peonidin), flavan-3-ols (catechin, gallocatechin, epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin 3-gallate, and epigallocatechin 3-gallate), proanthocyanidins (dimers, trimers, 4-6mers, 7-10mers, and polymers), flavonoid polymers (proanthocyanidins, theaflavins, and thearubigins), flavonols (quercetin, kaempferol, myricetin, and isorhamnetin), and flavones (luteolin and apigenin)—as well as total flavonoids
Anthocyanins, flavonoid polymers and flavonols were the most strongly associated with these benefits. Losing weight is a great confidence booster, but it also improves cardiovascular health and lowers blood pressure. So get more fruits, veggies and flavonoids in your diet with AIM products!
Anthocyanins are commonly found in cherries like you’d find in BarleyLife Xtra or Red Rush.
The flavonoid polymers are the ones you’ll find in teas, grapes and chocolate. For these, try Proancynol 2000.
And you’ll get a healthy dose of flavonols in LeafGreens.