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7 science-backed reasons beer may be good for you

7 science-backed reasons beer may be good for you | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
Seven good reasons to crack open a cold one this St. Patrick's Day and beyond.
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The Amazing Healing Properties of Apples

The Amazing Healing Properties of Apples | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
It is likely that many of the fundamental processes involved in cancer initiation and promotion are inhibited by apples and their constituents, and therefore apples
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An interesting, well-referenced article on the health benefits of apples that still barely scratches the surface of the available research.
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Natural and synthetic flavonoids as potent Mycobacterium tuberculosis UGM inhibitors. - PubMed - NCBI

Natural and synthetic flavonoids as potent Mycobacterium tuberculosis UGM inhibitors. - PubMed - NCBI | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
Chemistry. 2017 May 11. doi: 10.1002/chem.201701812. [Epub ahead of print]
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This is the first study to report that flavonoids are "potent inhibitors" of UGM, a key enzyme in  tuberculosis.
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How To Cut Apple Slices So They Stay Super Fresh

How To Cut Apple Slices So They Stay Super Fresh | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
Fruit is like nature’s candy. It’s fresh, juicy, and can always satisfy your sweet tooth. With breakfast, lunch and dinner, or on it’s own as a snack or dessert, it doesn’t get much easier than grabbing your favorite piece of fruit to fill your tummy while getting also getting in a ton of nutrients an
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Foods High In Polyphenols To Keep You Healthy - Your Health Remedy

Foods High In Polyphenols To Keep You Healthy - Your Health Remedy | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
Polyphenols are antioxidants found in foods or drinks that came from a plant source, in different amounts, with different functions.
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The most important polyphenols for your health are the flavonoids that come from apples, grapes, wine and cocoa.
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Flavonoids reduce cold and cough risk - The University of Auckland

RT @DrKristieLeong: Study:Flavonoids in Fruits,#Vegetables,Green #Tea, Chocolate May Lower Risk of Colds https://t.co/Jve9kKfOND https://t.…
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This study also found that high intake of flavonoids reduced sick days by 40%.
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5 Phytonutrients You Should Be Eating for Everyday Detox

5 Phytonutrients You Should Be Eating for Everyday Detox | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
Greenmedinfo.com - Natural Health Resource - The world's most widely referenced, open access, natural medicine database, with 30,000+ study abstracts and growing daily
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Detox! Flavonoid polyphenols top this list of natural detoxifying compounds.
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Flavonoids – Could they fight fatigue and headache?

Flavonoids – Could they fight fatigue and headache? | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
Flavonoids have a bad name in the world of migraine and headache because of concerns that certain flavonoids found in tannins (found in wine, for example) may actually trigger migraine attacks.
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"Right now, research is being focused on using flavonoids as a treatment for Gulf War Illness..."
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Foods Rich In Flavonoids And Erectile Dysfunction

Foods Rich In Flavonoids And Erectile Dysfunction | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
High intake of flavonoids reduces the risk of developing chronic health issues such as cardiovascular dysfunction, diabetes, hypertension etc.
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Cassidy and associates discovered that "high intake of flavonoids can reduce the risk of developing erectile dysfunction in aging men."
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Want a smarter baby? What scientists suggest you eat during pregnancy

Want a smarter baby? What scientists suggest you eat during pregnancy | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
if pregnant women ate roughly six or seven servings of fruit or fruit juice a day, their one-year-old infants placed six or seven points higher on the IQ scale.
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"If pregnant women ate roughly six or seven servings of fruit or fruit juice a day, their one-year-old infants placed six or seven points higher on the IQ scale."
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Take Two Apples and Call Me in the Morning - Modern Farmer

Take Two Apples and Call Me in the Morning - Modern Farmer | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
A growing number of doctors are telling obese patients to increase the quantity of fresh fruits and vegetables they eat.
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"Several years ago when you tried to talk about these things, you would be thrown out of the room, but people realize now the power of nutrition as medicine.”
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Flavonoids May Reduce Risk Of Erectile Dysfunction:

Flavonoids May Reduce Risk Of Erectile Dysfunction: | Apple Poly | Scoop.it

Scientists find in a new study that flavonoids in fruits and vegetables can bring down the risk of Erectile Dysfunction.

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The Fruits and Vegetables Most Linked To Weight Loss

The Fruits and Vegetables Most Linked To Weight Loss | Apple Poly | Scoop.it

Researchers found that one little-understood group of compounds—flavonoids—might be partly responsible for the weight-loss power of produce

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Flavonoid polyphenols are emerging as the most important component of a healthy diet, from weight loss, to cardiovascular health, to prevention of age-related disease and decline of all kinds.

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Hair loss and heart meds

Hair loss and heart meds | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
While there are a number of reasons for thinning hair, this list of medications often prescribed to heart patients is also known to be linked to this distressing side effect. Few things in life are as stressful to women as watching their hair fall out, so it's important that physicians must not dismiss or minimize…
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Are the medications you take causing your hair loss? Check the list.
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Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins for the Treatment of ADHD

Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins for the Treatment of ADHD | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
Subscribers Download The Full Article Here It was 1534, and the crew of French explorer Jacques Cartier were in trouble. They had been ship-bound for months and surviving off meagre rations during …
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The ancient wisdom of the Native Americans shared with French explorer Jacques Cartier in the 1500s has been shown by modern science to be an effective treatment for attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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Flavonoids with Therapeutic Potential in Prostate Cancer. - PubMed - NCBI

Flavonoids with Therapeutic Potential in Prostate Cancer. - PubMed - NCBI | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2016;16(10):1205-29. Review
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"An inverse correlation between the intake of dietary flavonoids and the incidence of prostate cancer can be generally well-observed from several epidemiological studies worldwide..."
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‘High-antioxidant’ wine launched in China

‘High-antioxidant’ wine launched in China | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
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If you haven't read "The Red Wine Diet" by Professor Roger Corder, you should. Dr. Corder has solved the "French Paradox" - procyanidin-rich red wine, taken with meals. Here's a procyanidin-enriched wine that's super heart-healthy. If you're in China or Hong Kong, you're in luck.
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Fruit & veg flavonoids prevent unhealthy fat build-up: Twin study

Fruit & veg flavonoids prevent unhealthy fat build-up: Twin study | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
Flavonoid-rich foods appear to alter body composition as UK researchers tie in a higher intake of anthocyanins, flavonols and proanthocyanidins with a lower body fat mass.
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Higher intakes of flavonoid polyphenols were associated with lower fat mass and reduced central adiposity,
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Dietary total flavonoids intake and risk of mortality from all causes and cardiovascular disease in the general population: a systematic review and... - PubMed - NCBI

Dietary total flavonoids intake and risk of mortality from all causes and cardiovascular disease in the general population: a systematic review and... - PubMed - NCBI | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
Mol Nutr Food Res. 2017 Jan 5. doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201601003. [Epub ahead of print] Review
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Higher intake of flavonoid polyphenols reduces your risk of death from all causes. 
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Flavonoids in fruits and veggies may help fight weight gain with age

Flavonoids in fruits and veggies may help fight weight gain with age | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Eating lots of fruits and vegetables rich in flavonoid molecules might help adults minimize weight gain as they ag
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"We found that increased intake of fruits like apples, berries and grapes was associated with less weight gain..."
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Effect of Flavonoids on Upper Respiratory Tract Infections and Immune Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. - PubMed - NCBI

Effect of Flavonoids on Upper Respiratory Tract Infections and Immune Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. - PubMed - NCBI | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
Adv Nutr. 2016 May 16;7(3):488-97. doi: 10.3945/an.115.010538. Print 2016 May. Review
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"Sick-day count was decreased by 40% with flavonoid supplementation..."
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Increased Consumption of Flavonoids May Reduce the Risk of Depression in Older Women - July 31, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin

Increased Consumption of Flavonoids May Reduce the Risk of Depression in Older Women - July 31, 2016 - Medical News Bulletin | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
A recently published study investigated the association between flavonoid consumption and depression risk overtime in a large cohort of women.
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Women who consumed the highest amounts of flavonoids were significantly associated with a 7-10% decreased risk of depression. Get happy.
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The 15 Best Lean-Muscle Building Foods

The 15 Best Lean-Muscle Building Foods | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
Stock your kitchen with these foods to maximize your lean muscle gains.
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"The specific polyphenols in apples help to increase muscle strength and prevent muscle fatigue, allowing you to train harder for longer. Other research also shows that these polyphenols can increase fat burning as well."
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How Do Flavonoids Fight Aging and Diseases?

How Do Flavonoids Fight Aging and Diseases? | Apple Poly | Scoop.it
Flavonoids, well-known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, may lower your risk of diabetes, heart disease, aging and other health problems.
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This study of more than 124,000 people revealed that those with the highest intake of flavonoids had the least weight gain with age. Flavonoids found in blueberries and apples showed the most significant effect.
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SHOCK STATIN CLAIM: You’re better off eating an APPLE a day than using statins

SHOCK STATIN CLAIM: You’re better off eating an APPLE a day than using statins | Apple Poly | Scoop.it

STATINS do more harm than good and patients are better off eating an apple a day to prevent heart attacks, health experts have said.

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“For those at low risk, eating an apple a day has an equivalent risk reduction for heart attack as taking a statin."

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