Flavonoid-rich foods confer BP benefits, partly explained by gut bacteria

Flavonoid-rich foods confer BP benefits, partly explained by gut bacteria

Flavonoid-rich foods appear to have beneficial effects on BP, explained in part by gut microbiome characteristics, researchers reported in Hypertension.Flavonoid-rich foods include berries, apples, pears and wine, according to a press release from the American Heart Association.“Our gut microbiome plays a key role in metabolizing flavonoids to enhance their cardioprotective effects, and this study provides evidence to suggest these blood pressure-lowering effects are achievable with simple changes to the daily diet,” Aedín Cassidy, PhD, chair and professor in nutrition andRead More

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