Flavonoid substances are essential for the body. The most useful of these are quercetin and catechin.
They strengthen the cardiovascular system, prevent cancer and reduce inflammation. These are powerful antioxidants that fight oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Many of the flavonoids are pigments that give vegetables and fruits their bright colors.
Why are flavonoids useful and what foods contain them?
The most beneficial for he alth are the flavonoids quercetin and catechin.
• Quercetin is a strong antiviral substance. Its concentration is high in red onions, tomatoes, asparagus, peppers, capers.
• Catechin is present in green tea (maximum content), chocolate. Its content is high in fruits such as plums, peaches, cherries, apricots, quince, red grapes /especially seeds and skins/, gooseberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, currants.
• Vegetables that contain catechins are: carrots, broccoli, spinach.
How to enrich the body with quercetin and catechin?
• red onion
• 3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
• greens to taste
• lemon juice to taste
• 2-3 tbsp. pine (walnut) nuts.
We combine all the ingredients, stir. The salad is best eaten without combining it with other dishes.
It is recommended to drink green tea half an hour before eating the salad. It is useful to add lemon to brewed tea - in this case, catechin is absorbed 4 times more effectively.
If you consume the combination of salad and green tea 2-3 times a week, you can minimize the risk of cancer. The other benefit is strengthening the heart and blood vessels. If you can't eat lemon, replace it with blueberries.
Conditions in which the body needs flavonoids
• rapid fatigue
• injuries, especially those that are accompanied by bleeding
• increased capillary fragility
• blood pressure problems
• circulatory disorders
• inflammatory diseases of the stomach and intestines.