Flavonoids are the chemical compounds (the most common group of polyphenols), present in plants. These flavonoids provide flavor and color to fruits and vegetables. Recently, there is a growing interest in the studies related to flavonoids and their effects. Actually these flavonoids act as antioxidants and reduces the damage in body due to stress, excessive exertion, radiation and pollution. Their free-radical scavenging activities can also help in reducing the symptoms of ageing.
Recent studies have shown that some flavonoids can protect against some cardiovascular diseases and cancers. Some rich sources of flavonoids are fruits (berries, grapes, apricot, citrus fruits), vegetables (spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, yellow pepper), green tea and cocoa