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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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Flavinoids appear to alter properties of fat in the bloodstream, making them less likely to initiate heart attacks.
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Phenolics include some flavinoids found in grapes and other red fruits and vegetables, and vitamin C (ascorbic acid) found in most citrus fruits.
The wine also contains flavinoids which protect the blood vessels and heart from heart-attack and stroke-causing fatty deposits.
A type of anti-oxidant, flavinoids have been shown in studies to possess powerful disease-fighting properties, particularly when it comes to cardiovascular health.