The Cardiovascular Benefits of Polyphenol Compounds


In comparison, polyphenols are one of the most diverse to most other groups of bioactive phytochemicals. Polyphenols can be found in a wide range of foods that are derived from plants. Polyphenols are made up of various subgroups, but it’s the phenolics, stillbenes, and flavonoids that engender positive impacts on cardiovascular health. These three phytochemical compounds can reduce cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension and coronary heart disease. Remarkably, polyphenols and its subgroups can be found ubiquitously in most human diets. As a result, many studies have effectively illustrated the positive impacts polyphenols can induce when processed by the human body. Furthermore, research efforts have shown that modern diets and more “traditional” diets have unknowingly promoted the consumption of foods rife with polyphenols. These findings are starting to be incorporated into the public health discipline as a more practical option for more sustainable nutritional interventions. In all, polyphenols can produce a myriad of positive developments on at the micro and macro level.

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Luis, A. (2013). The Cardiovascular Benefits of Polyphenol Compounds. Advances in Anthropology, 3, 183-187. doi: 10.4236/aa.2013.34025.

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