Posts Tagged ‘flavonoids’

Natural wonder – Honey

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Did you know honey is an effective natural skin moisturiser? Read on to find out more about the benefits of this sweet food.

A natural sweetener made by bees using nectar from flowers, honey,  is used in many medical traditions to treat varied ailments; and is  confirmed to have antibacterial and antiseptic properties.

Honey and its nutrients:

Honey is a mixture of sugars and other compounds. It contains mainly  carbohydrates: fructose and glucose; in addition to sucrose, maltose  and other complex carbohydrates. Honey also contains tiny amounts of several compounds that function as antioxidants. However, the specific composition of any batch of honey depends on the flowers available to the bees that produced the honey.

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Eating citrus fruit lowers stroke risk

Friday, February 24th, 2012

A compound in citrus fruits may reduce women`s stroke risk, a study has said.

The study examines how consuming flavonoid subclasses affects the risk of stroke, Xinhua reported.

How good eating may prevent a stroke

Flavonoids are a class of compounds present in fruits, vegetables, dark chocolate and red wine.

`Studies have shown higher fruit, vegetable and specifically vitamin C intake is associated with reduced stroke risk,` said Aedin Cassidy, lead author and professor of nutrition at the University of East Anglia in Britain.

Try these delicious recipes made from oranges

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