flavonoids

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  • flavonoids
    • together with carotenes responsible for colouring of fruit, veg and herbs
    • quercetin, kaempferol, rutin, hesperidin, naringenin, cathechins, anthocyanins, isoflavones
    • anti-oxidant  anti-allergy  anti-cancer  anti-inflamm  anti-viral
    • fruits   green & black tea  soya   cocoa  cruciferous veg
    • CVD  diabetes  cancer   immune system  osteoporosis  hormonal issues  cholesterol levels  liver function
    • contra-indication:  grapefruit  - naringenin, as it inhibits intestinal CYP3A4 and CYP1A2 pathways and can interfere with drug metabolism, i.e. statins

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