Experts are particularly examined the relationship between the six major subgroup of flavonoids (flavanones, anthocyanins, flavan-3-oils, flavonoid polymers, flavonols and flavones) and the risk of stroke.

Almost 70,000 women took part in 14 years in the US survey showed that orange and grapefruit provide excellent protection from stroke. Scientists believe that the results can be applied to men.

A team of scientists from Norwich Medical School examined how much protection is provided by flavonoids, which are found in fruits, vegetables, dark chocolate and red wine.

Experts are particularly examined the relationship between the six major subgroup of flavonoids (flavanones, anthocyanins, flavan-3-oils, flavonoid polymers, flavonols and flavones) and the risk of stroke.

It has been shown that there is a connection in women who eat a greater amount of flavanone (45 mg daily) of citrus – they have a 19% lower risk of sudden stroke associated with a blood clot from a woman who ate the least amount (20 mg).

In the glass of orange juice can be found from 20 to 50 mg of flavanones, depending on the manner of manufacture and storage.

The researchers note that it is better to eat fresh fruit rather than drink juice purchase because the juices can be large quantities of sugar.

Lead researcher, nutritionist Aedin Cassidy says: “Studies have shown that a higher intake of fruits, vegetables and especially vitamin C associated with lower risk of stroke. Flavonoids help as improving the condition of blood vessels and anti-inflammatory ”

 

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