What are Flavanones?
Flavanones are a natural substance found primarily in citrus fruits and in some aromatic herbs such as mint. Fruits, plants and roots containing flavanones have long been used as folk remedies in China, Argentina, and Brazil for the treatment of a variety of ailments including spasms and fevers. Flavanones are one of the largest subgroups of flavonoids (also known as bioflavonoids), which occur naturally in many fruits and vegetables, especially those with dark colors. Luteolin and Flavoginen are the major flavanones.

What are the health benefits of Flavanones?
Flavanones have been found to have positive effects in the treatment of cardiovascular disease and cancer, and to improve bone health and lower cholesterol. They can help the body to resist some neurogenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

What foods are good sources of Flavanones?
Oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and limes are all rich in flavanones. They are also found in parsley, celery, and certain hot peppers.

Are there other ways to take Flavanones?
Flavanone supplements are available in capsule and tablet form online and in health food stores.

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