Women who are venturing into their midlife can increase their chances of staying healthier long into their 70’s by increasing their intake of flavonoids (as sited from research from Harvard School of Public Health).
What are flavonoids you ask?
Flavonoids are plant-based compounds found in fruits and vegetables such as berries, grapes, celery, etc. These powerful antioxidant foods have been shown to lower the risk of many chronic diseases but it wasn’t clear if flavonoids could help you stay healthier later in life.
The results of a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicated that higher intakes of flavonoids during midlife are associated with better odds of being healthier as you go into your 70’s.
Add these foods to your meals to possibly help you live a healthier life into your golden years:
- Citrus peels
- Orange juice
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