Polyphenols
Resources > Home Health > Polyphenols

Are you a Smart Kitchen™ Chef?

Try it FREE or take a TOUR to explore Smart Kitchen!
+ -
Varieties

Polyphenols are naturally occurring in many fruits and vegetables (including Berries, Apples, Cherries, Grapes, Pears, Plums, Broccoli, Onions, Parsley, Cabbage) as well as in Honey, Green Tea, Olive Oil, Chocolate, Red Wine, and certain Grains.

Nutrition

When discussing Polyphenols for consumption, we are concerned about Polyphenol Antioxidants which are purported to prevent or delay certain cancers, decrease the risk of Heart Disease, and improve bone density.

As ingested from food sources, polyphenol antioxidants are considered healthy and part of a good diet.  There is controversy surrounding supplements containing high amounts of these antioxidants (such as grape seed extract); these supplements are not FDA approved, and some doctors believe they may also block the absorption of other nutrients such as iron.