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Flavonols
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Myricetin is a flavonoid that has been found to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects in lab studies. In animal studies myricetin increased the transport of blood sugar into fat cells and increased the ability of insulin to clear fats (triglycerides) from the blood. (refs. 67-69) These effects have not been examined in people yet. Myricetin is widely prevalent in vegetables, and some specific food sources include:

berries
grapes
parsley
spinach

 

Quercetin is considered to be the main flavonoid in the diet. People who have the highest intakes of quercetin-containing foods were found to have a lower risk for asthma, lower mortality from heart disease, and lower lung cancer incidence. (refs. 70-78) Quercetin is widely prevalent in vegetables, and some specific food sources include:

onions
apples
broccoli
cranberries
grapes

 

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