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How do flavanones in foods boost antioxidants in the body?

Flavanones are polyphenols found in citrus fruits (lemons, grapefruits, and oranges). They are so bioavailable that they can appear in blood plasma as soon as 20 minutes after ingestion, though their concentrations aren’t maximized until after about four hours. This makes flavanones a significant contributor to the antioxidant pool that circulates in your blood. However, since these flavanones are completely excreted after 24 hours, it’s beneficial to consume foods that contain them, such as citrus fruits, on a daily basis.

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