🔹 Polyphenols in the category of plant compounds that has many health benefits.
🔹 Consuming polyphenols will boost digestion, brain health, and protect against heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.
🔹You can get polyphenols from red wine, dark chocolate, tea, and berries.
🔹They are similar to antioxidants, which means they will neutralize harmful free radicals that would otherwise damage your cells and increase your risk of conditions like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
🔹Polyphenols can also reduce inflammation, which is the root cause of many chronic illnesses.
🔹 There are supplements available as well but they’re likely to be less beneficial than the food sources.
🔹Studies show that polyphenols may help lower your blood sugar levels, contributing to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
🔹That’s mainly because polyphenols prevents the breakdown of starch into simple sugars, lowering the likelihood of blood sugar spikes after meals.
🔹Polyphenol-rich foods can work like a neurotropic and boost your focus and memory.
🔹There was a study that concluded that drinking grape juice, which is naturally rich in polyphenols, helped significantly boost memory in older adults with mental impairments as fast as 12 weeks.
🔹 More research will be needed in order to identify effective and safe polyphenol supplement dosages.
🔹So for the time being, it’s better to rely on foods rather than supplementation to boost your intake of these compounds.