Anthocyanins and chronic diseases
There is growing scientific evidence of the potential health benefits from phenolic compounds found in certain fruit and vegetables, contributing to the prevention of various chronic diseases.
Haskap contains many phenolics: anthocyanins (majority cyanidin-3-O-glucoside C3G), phenolic acids (majority chlorogenic acid), and flavonols (majority luteolin, quercetin, and catechins)*.
Most chronic diseases are considered to be initiated by oxidative stress, and antioxidant properties of phenolic compounds have been demonstrated to play a vital role in reducing their risk. Tests have shown anthocyanins have twice the antioxidant power than Vitamin C**
**US department of Agriculture 2008
The 7 health benefits potential
Increasing evidence of health benefits from anthocyanins:
1 - GOOD FOR THE BRAIN: antioxidative effect can help maintain cognitive function
2 - GOOD FOR THE HEART: evidence of reducing oxidative stress, inflammation and blood pressure
3 - GOOD FOR THE EYES: tests results show better light adaptation and less eye fatigue
4 - GOOD FOR THE GUT: studies show an increase in guts mucus and immunoglobin
5 - IMPROVE CHOLESTEROL LEVEL: evidence of increased HDL and reduced LDL
6 - FIGHT AGAINST OBESITY: promising results from non-human tests
7 - POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT against cancer
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