Health Benefits of Flavonoids

by O2Living Editorial Team @o2living
posted on June 05th 2013
Health Benefits of Flavonoids

Four of our o2living juice cleanse juices - Green Vitality, Lemon Twist, Red Radiance and Almond Envy are rich in flavonoids.  Flavonoids are naturally occurring plant pigments, which are responsible for the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows we find in our fruits and vegetables!

Benefits of flavonoids:

Flavonoids have been shown to strengthen blood vessels and promote healthy arteries. They also are known for their antioxidant properties and have been shown to reduce inflammation. Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that consuming foods containing health-promoting flavonoids can help lower the risk of heart attack or stroke by close to 20%. Flavonoids and vitamin C have a mutually beneficial relationship. Each improves the antioxidant activity of the other and many of the vitamin-related functions of vitamin C also appear to require the presence of flavonoids.

Signs that you may need more flavonoids in your diet:

  • Bruising easily
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Frequent nose bleeds
  • Excessive swelling following injury
  • Frequent colds or infections

Consuming flavonoids:

Cooking fruit and vegetables can remove up to 50% of the flavonoid content- a good reason to try O2 Living's juice cleanse juices.  Green Vitality, Lemon Twist, Red Radiance and Almond Envy all contain flavonoids and all our juices are prepared using a cold press juicing process meaning that no heat is applied during preparation.  This ensures that our customers receive the full benefits of our delicious fresh ingredients.

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