Tag Archives: Flavonoids

New Evidence Suggests Chocolate Lowers Stroke Risk

Chocolate lovers have another reason to indulge. A new study shows that consuming chocolate on a regular basis may decrease stroke risk by 20%.  New data reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found an inverse association … Continue reading

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Drinking Black Tea Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

Black tea is a common source of flavonoids, which have been suggested to contribute to improve vascular health.  Now, a small study conducted at the University of Western Australia has shown that drinking black tea three cups a day, which … Continue reading

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Blue and Strawberries may Prevent Hypertension

Good news for fruits and vegetables lovers.  Another study demonstrated that intake fruits and vegetables that are rich in anthocyanins—such as blueberries, strawberries, and blood oranges—might help prevent the development of hypertension.  Anthocyanins are water-soluble vacuolar pigments that are found … Continue reading

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Vitamin E–Rich Foods Lower Long-Term Dementia Risk

Vitamin E may delay the risk of having dementia. A study published in Archives of Neurology found that participants who have higher intake of vitamin E were 25% less likely to develop dementia than those with lowest intake.  In the … Continue reading

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Modest Tea and Coffee Consumption Cuts Cardiovascular Disease

The latest look at the effects of tea and coffee consumption on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality suggests that moderate intake of either beverages reduces coronary heart disease risk (CHD).  The findings were reported in the June 18, 2010 issue of … Continue reading

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