Health Tip – May 19 – Antioxidants May Stop the Formation of Fat Cells

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Another reason to eat your fruits and vegetables has been found. New research from National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan suggests that natural antioxidant compounds like flavonoids and phenolic acids could inhibit the formation of fat cells.

Foods high in flavonoids are: red grapes, white onions, green and black teas and blackeye cowpeas.

Foods high in phenolic acids are: all types of berries, dark plum, cherries, coffee, green and black teas.

The easiest way to get more flavonoids is to simply put more color into your diet–red, green, blue, yellow, orange, and purple (food laced with food coloring doesn’t count).

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