What are Polyphenols?

Polyphenol Food list

High Fiber foods list

Why Polyphenols? Benefits for an Anti Inflammatory Diet

Polyphenols are a large family that includes over 4,000 diverse compounds widely distributed in plants and their fruits. They can be found in most legumes; in fruits such as apples, blackberries, blueberries, beet roots, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, grapes, pears, plums, raspberries, and strawberries; and in vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, celery, onions, and parsley. Other sources include red wine, chocolate, green tea, olive oil, bee pollen, wine, gluten free beer.

The science of the class of polyphenols is at an earlier stage than fiber or omegas, but what we know is very exciting indeed. Most importantly, there is strong evidence for their ability to control gene expression, specifically the genes that control inflammation, suggesting strong increase polyphenols benefits for reducing whole body inflammation.

Nutrition, Genetics and Health-Epigenetics
Gene Based Nutrition - Nutrigenomics Diet :Why is the Study of Nutrition, Genetics and Health Advancing So Rapidly?

The Human Genome project was just completed in 2003, which created a new field of study callednutrigenomics or gene based nutrition.  Nutrigenomics is the study of the relationship between nutrition, genetics and health.  The project also led to a related field that studies the relationship between exercise, genetics and health.  This remarkable human genome mapping project, which took 13 years and was reported to have cost $3 billion, identified the approximately 30,000 genes present in the human body.  This new knowledge has provided scientist and their research colleagues throughout the world a whole new set of tools to discover how specific lifestyle approaches based on the latest nutrigenomics understandings of the relationship between our nutrition, genetics and health can influence our genes and our health to empower us to live richer and more fulfilling lives. 

Genetics and Health: Master Regulator Genes & Inflammation

We know now that about 2,000 genes, of the approximately 30,000 in your body, controlling the body's inflammatory and immune system responses.  A large proportion of these genes are under the direction of master health regulators. Master Regulators are key “genetic control centers” that act as central levers steering an array of other genes that govern a number of essential processes in the body. These master health regulators are working in one direction when you fall prey to obesity and many of the diseases of aging, and in another direction when you’re enjoying the prime of your life. Through recent nutrigenomics advances in our understanding of the relationship between nutrition, genetics and health, we are learning how these regulators, in turn, are switched on and off by bioactives, specific compounds that are present in food and that are taken in specific dosages and combinations over a set period of time.

Advancing research is uncovering links between diet and quantum biology's approach to sequencing of nutrients, elements, vitamins and minerals. At Health Flex we like the term G-BOMBS.  Benefits of dropping G-BOMBS! Biologist have discovered that polyphenols are part of a plant's  defense system and help protect them against fungus, bacteria, and even from being eaten by insects.Organic food varieties preserve the genetic viability of polyphenols!

Specifically, research is finding that eating foods high in polyphenols can control or reduce inflammation associated with Lupus , RH (rheumatoid arthritis  ) and Arteriosclerosis . They also help restore and maintain the myelin an insulating sheath around axon of neurons in the brain and nervous system.(see  Guillain-Barré syndrome)

Eating whole foods , or taking organic raw freeze dried powders mixed in a morning shake can help get you on the road to Optimal Health.These foods have a the ability to relax the Carotid artery and allow ten times the blood flow to the brain when eaten rae as cooked foods.

!G-BOMBS: Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, and Seeds

G-BOMBS” is an acronym you can use to remember the most nutrient-dense, health-promoting foods on the planet. These are the foods you should eat every day, and they should make up a significant proportion of your diet – these foods are extremely effective at preventing chronic disease and promoting health and longevity.