Men and women often hear to eat a colorful plate or a varied diet that uses many colors. Science backs the common claim because a variety of fruits and vegetables introduced into the diet bring powerful antioxidants into the body to fight and delay free radical damage.
Polyphenolsare one of three groups of antioxidants, but their health benefits come from the skins and rinds of plants and fruit.
Health Problems Polyphenols Can Combat
Research, however, supports that a diet rich in antioxidants, including polyphenols and more specifically resveratrol, can reduce the risk of many diseases.
• Heart disease—reduces risk factors associated with the disease.
• Cancer—may inhibit cancer from replicating and spreading.
• Alzheimer’s disease—may slow cognitive decline.
• Diabetes—can increase insulin sensitivity and activate AMPK.
Studies show that resveratrol might also lower blood pressure, lower bad cholesterol, protect the brain, ease joint pain, and in animals, lengthen the lifespan. … Read More