You might already know that aroniaberries are packed with antioxidants. But did
you know about all of the other health-boosting compounds that this single
fruit contains? Today, we’ll tell you more about antioxidants, tannins and the
other nutrients in the Aroniaberry.
Aroniaberries have a high concentration of antioxidants, which help to fight free radicals. If you’re confused about what free radicals are, here’s a brief explanation: free radicals are unstable atoms with an uneven number of electrons. Since they are chemically unstable, they seek stability by “stealing” electrons from other atoms. This causes a chain reaction in which other atoms destabilize, eventually disrupting the structure of a cell and causing damage that contributes to the aging process.
Antioxidants may help to prevent this kind of cellular damage by donating electrons to free radicals and thereby stabilizing them. Foods and supplements containing aroniaberries, like Aronia Concentrate, are rich in antioxidants and can help contribute to slowing the effects of aging caused by free radical damage.
Flavonoids are a category of nutrients that includes over 6,000 different compounds. Flavonoids are best known for providing rich, vibrant color to fruits, vegetables and berries (like the aronia), but they also have significant health benefits (which is why nutritionists are always telling you to load up your plate with colorful fruits and veggies). In addition to providing antioxidant benefits, flavonoids have a positive effects on inflammation, cardiovascular health and more.
Anthocyanins are a subtype of flavonoid responsible for red, purple and blue hues in many foods, including the aroniaberry. When taken as part of an anti-aging and overall wellness regime, they provide significant anti-inflammatory support and cardiovascular support.
Catechins are another type of flavonoid that helps to stabilize free radicals. They are present in aroniaberries, as well as green tea. The Aroniaberry+ Daily Wellness Shot provides a powerful dose of catechins, as it includes both of these ingredients in concentrated form.
Tannins are type of polyphenoid also present in aroniaberries. Tannins provide the berry with the tart, dry taste. Tannins are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Learn more about the benefits of these nutritional compounds and the health benefit research at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/