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flavonoid

/fla·vo·noid/ (fla´vah-noid) any of a group of compounds containing a characteristic aromatic nucleus and widely distributed in higher plants, often as a pigment; a subgroup with biological activity in mammals is the bioflavonoids.

flavonoid

Herbal medicine
Any of a family of yellow pigments which are chemically similar to tannins and somewhat similar in use; flavonoids have been used for bruising, hay fever and menorrhagia. 

Nutrition
A family of biologically active polyphenolic compounds found in fruits (in particular in the pulp thereof), vegetables, tea and red wine, which are potent antioxidants and effective platelet inhibitors; a flavonoid-rich diet may protect against atherosclerosis and platelet-mediated thrombosis, due to flavonoids’ platelet-inhibition.

flavonoid

Bioflavonoid Nutrition Any biologically-active polyphenol found in fruits, especially in the pulp, vegetables, tea, red wine, which are potent antioxidants and platelet inhibitors

fla·vo·noid

(flāvō-noyd)
Metabolite from plant matter.

Flavonoid

A food chemical that helps to limit oxidative damage to the body's cells, and protects against heart disease and cancer.
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The bioactive constituents will no longer be present when the color of the flavanoid disappears from the water.
We further performed HPLC analysis of PE and revealed abundant flavanoids in it, which prompts us to further investigate the in vivo antiosteoporotic properties of total flavonoids from PE.
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Oral and topical ingredients include botanical plant extracts, green tea polyphenols, an turmeric, algae extracts, quercetine, sily-marin, phloretin Flavanoids, pomegranate, blueberry, herbs and spices, as well as alpha-lipoic acid, aspirin, B vitamins, aminoguanidine, pyridoxamine and carnosine.
lower in fat and sugar than other chocolates), and reap the benefits of the magical cacao bean's flavanoids and theobromine--and don't forget to give some to your sweetie, too.
Scientists have found that "superfoods", such as dark chocolate, red wine, tea and berries that are rich in flavanoids, offer protection from Type 2 diabetes, the Daily Express reported.
The team at Glasgow University believe these flavanoids - which are found in citrus fruits, particularly grapefruit - may hold the key to the development of a new generation of anti-inflammatory drugs which are cheaper, easier to produce and less toxic than current therapies.
Cultured hepatocytes will be treated with B[a]P or 3-MC alone or in combination with one of the flavanoids listed to determine their protective effects on AHR activation.
fruits are loaded with anti-oxidants and high in flavanoids, C, beta-carotene, lycopene and other phytonutrients.