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What are Polyphenols and What are the Benefits?

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  Published on October 7th, 2020
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benefits of polyphenols

You’ll probably be delighted to discover that dark chocolate and berries aren’t just keto-friendly and delicious; they also bring a range of health benefits, including polyphenols. You might have heard about polyphenols fluttering around the health world alongside other buzz words like antioxidants and omegas! So, what are polyphenols, and why should you include them in your keto diet?   What are Polyphenols? Polyphenols are a category of plant compounds that have been shown to boost digestion and brain health, and more. You can find them in plenty of tasty keto-approved foods like tea, spices and herbs, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, dark chocolate, and wine (in small doses on keto of course). Polyphenols can act like antioxidants and neutralize harmful free radicals that can damage your cells and heighten your risk of various conditions from heart disease to cancer and diabetes [1]. Over 8,000 types of polyphenols have been identified and categorized into four main groups: flavonoids, phenolic acids, polyphenolic amides, and other polyphenols like resveratrol. The type and number of polyphenols present in…

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