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Ingredients in Chocolate, Tea and Berries Could Protect Against Diabetes

Written by Professor Gordon S. Lynch

Flavonoids, especially anthocyanins, found in berries, tea, and chocolate may protect against Type 2 Diabetes.

The power of flavonoids

Bioflavonoid compounds include anthocyanins, catechins, flavanones, flavones and flavonols. Several of these flavonoid subclasses have been associated with a reduction in risk of Type 2 Diabetes, as have foods and drinks rich in flavonoids, including apples, pears, tea, red wine, chocolate and berries.

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