Heart Health

23 Feb

Eat the right foods which includes eating whole fruits and vegetables for their colorful nutrient-rich skin, which provides more health benefits than taking supplements or eating bars or other processed foods containing only a few tiny pieces of fruit or a little fruit juice.

Here are just a few of the numerous health benefits attributed to high intakes of flavonoids (and in particular to red anthocyanins).

Reduces blood clotting

Helps to regulate blood pressure

Reduces inflammation of blood vessels

Lowers blood cholesterol levels

Prevents harmful LDL cholesterol from oxidizing

Source:  The Chronicle Telegram newspaper Elyria, Ohio Phyllis Molnar Dietitian

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