Flavonoids are a group of pigmented antioxidants that give plants their colorful hue and improve their nutrition benefits at the same time. One specific antioxidant that is gaining more attention today is the flavonoid known as quercetin. Quercetin is one of the most abundant antioxidants in the diet, and like other antioxidants, it reduces free radicals in the body to fight off invaders that harm the immune system. It also supports the body’s overall health needs and can prevent serious forms of disease when combined with an overall healthy diet.
Including more flavonoids in your diet is a great way to help your body stay healthy and potentially decrease your risk of some chronic health conditions. Check out more reasons why this antioxidant is one you don’t want to miss out on!
The Health Benefits of Quercetin
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- Reduces swelling
- Kills cancer cells
- Controls blood sugar
- Boosts immunity
- Aids exercise performance
- Helps prevent heart disease
- May reduce allergy symptoms
- Red onion
- Red Apples
- Cherry tomatoes
- Red wine
- Citrus fruits
- Green and black tea
Simple Basil Citrus Salad With Balsamic Jam Dressing
This citrus salad is perfect for eating with breakfast or for a snack throughout the week.
Cinnamon Baked Apples
Source: Cinnamon Baked Apples
These Vegan Cinnamon Baked Apples are a classic dessert, made vegan and suitable for a plant-based diet.
Here are some quercetin-rich recipes to try:
- Cinnamon Spiced Apple and Grape Salad
- Cranberry Apple Detox Juice
- Blueberry Acai Cheesecake
- 3 Minute Acai Bowl
- Chocolate Cherry Banana Green Smoothie
Check out more of our recipes and add quercetin-rich food to your meals a few times a day. Not only do they taste great, but they also make you feel pretty awesome at the same time!
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