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  • Pomegranate Juice Flavanoid Improve Blood Pressure
    February 5, 2017 Emma McGowan

    Flavonoid-Rich Pomegranate Juice May Help Improve Blood Pressure

    Pomegranate juice is a polyphenol-rich fruit juice with high antioxidant capacity. A recent study suggests that drinking pomegranate juice may improve heart health by lowering blood pressure. For this study, researchers considered 986 randomized controlled trials that include the terms...

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  • Flavanoid Foods Reduce Body Mass Weightloss Fat
    January 29, 2017 Emma McGowan

    Flavonoid-Rich Foods May Help Reduce Body Fat Mass

    Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants found in fruits, tea, and chocolate, among other foods. A recent study suggests that flavonoid-rich foods may change body composition and contribute to a lower body fat mass. Participants in the study included 2,734 healthy, female...

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  • October 31, 2016 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Cocoa May Improve Cardiometabolic Health

    Cardiometabolic risk refers to the risk of having heart disease, diabetes or a stroke. A recent study suggests that the flavanols in cocoa products may help enhance cardiometabolic health by improving lipid metabolism, insulin resistance, and systemic inflammation. The researchers...

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  • September 26, 2016 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    French Oak Wood Extract May Boost Exercise Performance

    Anyone who works out regularly wants to make their workout more effective. A recent study suggests that Robuvit, a patented natural extract from French oak wood that contains roburins and other flavonoids, may help improve performance in high-intensity training. Participants...

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  • April 3, 2016 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Blueberries May Help Slow Cognitive Decline

    Over 5 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, a number that’s expected to rise to more than 7 million by 2025. A recent two-part study suggests that blueberries may help slow the progression of mild cognitive impairment, which is...

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  • March 16, 2016 Emma McGowan

    Eating Chocolate May Improve Cognitive Function

    Previous studies have found a link between cocoa flavanols and cardiovascular benefits. Now a recent, long ranging study has found a link between regularly eating chocolate and improved cognitive function. Participants in the study included 968 New York residents between...

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  • February 14, 2016 Emma McGowan

    Flavonoid-Rich Food May Slow Weight Gain

    Most people gain weight as they get older, but gaining too much weight can have serious health implications. A recent Harvard-led study suggests that eating flavonoid-rich foods may be associated with significantly less weight gain. The study included the more...

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