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What are the health benefits of flavonoids?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Only approximately 16 choices in nutrition have been shown to make a difference in mortality rates; consumption of flavonoids is one. Flavonoids decrease the rate of arterial and immune aging. These substances are like vitamins but, unlike vitamins, are not essential for life. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants, even more powerful than vitamins C and E combined. They also have anti-inflammatory effects that help keep our immune system young.
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