Study finds flavonoids may protect against nervous system disease

A study completed by Harvard University and University of East Anglia has recently found that men who eat foods with a high concentration of flavonoids have a decreased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. This nervous system disease occurs when the nerve cells in the brain are slowly destroyed and are unable to properly send messages, according to U.S. National Library of Medicine.

The findings of this research are published in the April edition of the journal Neurology. It reports that men who consume flavonoid-rich foods can protect neurons against brain diseases like Parkinson’s. Oregon State University says flavonoids are antioxidants named for their chemical structure and are found in over 4,000 foods and drinks.

Some of the foods that contain the most flavonoids include blueberries, raspberries, apples, tea and red wine. Consider incorporating more of these foods into your diet to help protect the body against diseases.

Dr. Newton’s Naturals also offers an all-natural concentrated drink mix called Ultimate Reds packed with fruits and vegetables including Acai berries, beets, bilberries, black currants, blueberries, carrots, cherries, cranberries, grapes, elderberries, luteins, lycopenes, mangosteens, pomegranates, prunes, raspberries, Resveratrol, strawberries and tomatoes. This is a convenient way to get all the antioxidants the body needs for a healthy lifestyle.

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