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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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A significant body of published scientific research has proven that cocoa flavanols support a healthy heart by promoting healthy blood flow+.
Small and his colleagues tested whether compounds called cocoa flavanols can improve the function of this brain region and improve memory.
This study confirms the results of a similar study in 2006 which found that UV induced erythema was significantly decreased after regular intake of high flavanol chocolate.
The 20g Choxi+ dark Minibar is even better: just half a bar--a mere 51 calories--gives you the flavanol antioxidants you need for the day.
Bad Blood pressure experts warned the resulting benefit from the flavanol would most likely be outweighed by the high sugar and fat content.
Mars, Incorporated has successfully defended its cocoa flavanol patent portfolio in a recent lawsuit against flavanol extract supplier Naturex, maker of the CocoActiv product, and against flavanol supplement manufacturers Nutraceutical Corp.
Leaders in Cocoa Flavanol Research Mars is a pioneer and leader in cocoa flavanol research, with over 80 patents and the only company to offer Cocoapro.
The scientists also found that increasing the flavanol content of dark chocolate did not change this effect.
This could mean that other ingredients in hot cocoa are beneficial or that low amounts of flavanol are enough to be beneficial.
Benefits in cognitive function, blood pressure, and insulin resistance through cocoa flavanol consumption in elderly subjects with mild cognitive impairment: the Cocoa.
In terms of chemical strength, servings yielded 25-86 mg of EGCG, one of the key catechin compounds in green tea and a natural phenol in the flavanol family.
The breakthrough study conducted at the University of California San Francisco and published in the prestigious Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) found that daily cocoa flavanol consumption more than doubled the number of circulating angiogenic cells (CACs) in the blood.