Savour the Flavonoids

January 22nd, 2012 No Comments Tags: , ,

Some T & T followers tell me that I get a little repetitive about certain topics. Talking about having 5-10 fruits and veggies a day is one of my favourites. And yes, I’ll be diving in a bit more deeply on this again today. What can I say there are so many reasons to nosh on these puppies and aim to get your 5-10 a day, each and every day. Play it again Fran!!

I read about a study describing the benefits of flavonoids. They are found in fruits, veggies plus nuts, beans and lentils, cocoa, tea and red wine. Sign me up for more of these, that’s for sure! What’s not to love??

Having 150 mg each day can provide protection from cardiovascular death – heart attack or stroke. Even a little can provide protection. Foods with at least 50 mg per serving are: a small apple/orange/pear, 2/3 cup berries (blue or strawberries) or red grapes, 3/4 cup nuts, 1/2 cup black tea, 3.5 oz red wine or dark chocolate.

What I love about eating your daily quota of fruits and veggies is you feel full and satisfied so other foods are edged out of your diet, by choice. Yes behaviour modification at it’s finest! I must commend my mother-in-law who has finally take heed of my advice and is a healthy eating convert. Since July, 2011 she’s lost 1 to 2 pounds per week and is doing and looking great. As Indy says, she’s experiencing a renaissance as she gallops toward age 82!! She has a number of strategies but getting these fab foods is part of her secret.

What’s it gonna take for you to convert?? There are so many tasty choices you can savour the flavour AND the flavonoids!!

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