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Flavonoids in Foods Like Apples and Green Tea Can Protect Against Cancer, Heart Disease

And the same applies to other foods, such as green tea, that are rich in flavonoids. These are plant nutrients known to reduce inflammation and act as potent antioxidants.

People who ate more flavonoid-rich foods were less likely to die of cancer and heart disease than those who ate fewer such foods, according to a new report published in the j

The protective effects of flavonoids are particularly strong for people who heavily use alcohol or smoke, according to the study led by researchers from Edith Cowan University in Australia.

Dr. Shepherd is an OB-GYN, women’s health expert, and founder of Her Viewpoint, an online women’s health forum that focuses on addressing taboo topics in a comfortable setting. As an OB-GYN, she practices at the Baylor University Medical Center and specializes in minimally invasive gynecology. Dr. Shepherd has written for various publications, including Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Women’s Health Magazine, and Parents. She’s also a regular expert on “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “Dr. Oz,” “Steve Harvey,” CBS News, and FOX News. As a healthcare expert, she strives to educate women on their bodies, and as a national speaker, uses her expertise to help women understand their health conditions and how to address them appropriately. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. 

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