Keeping It Fresh: Boost Your Body With Bioflavonoids

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Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

What the heck is a bioflavonoid? It's a very powerful antioxidant! Foods that contain powerful antioxidants, such as bioflavonoids, will enhance your immune and digestive system and, in return, activate weight loss or weight balance - the healthy way. America's obesity crisis is correlated to the abundance of junk food, saturated fats and the surplus of calories within its diet. Directing yourself toward a diet rich in vegetables, fruits and additional plant foods can provide your body with the essential minerals, vitamins and nutrients it needs to guard you from diseases and obesity. What is better than that?!

Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits, including oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes, contain a bioflavonoid called taxifolin. Taxifolin helps absorb vitamin C, and vitamin C boosts your immunity while you are trying to lose weight. Citrus fruits are not just for eating. You may also make fresh juices or add fruit to your water. Leave the fruit in your water for a few hours, and the water's flavor will refresh you.

Berries

Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, grapes or goji berries should be added into your meals. They contain a bioflavonoid named ellagic acid, which helps shield your body from cancerous cells. They also have proanthocyanidins, which aid in fat and cholesterol oxidation. They are low in calories and beneficial toward keeping you healthy!

A little extra...

Eating legumes, onions, potatoes, tomatoes and apples at mealtime act as your assistants for a healthy working digestive system. They contain a bioflavonoid called quercetin. Quercetin helps protect you from any free radical damage and enhances insulin secretion during weight loss, especially for diabetics. These foods are also a healthy source of fiber. Fiber fills you up, using a great many fewer calories and keeps you healthy.

Quick reminder peeps, it is important to discuss any dietary measures with your medical or health professional!