By Gary, on April 22nd, 2013
If “O” is for Onion and “P” is for Ponzi then
“Q” is for Quercetin
What is Quercetin and how in the world do you pronounce it?
Quercetin is a plant-based flavonoid and antioxidant. It is pronounced \ˈkwər-sə-tən\
Some of these foods are very familiar to us where some are not. I have attached a web link to each one of the listed foods so you can find the information about that food if you so need to.
Quercetin is very necessary to have in our bodies. As shown in the table above, Quercetin is plant based. It can be acquired either by eating the foods containing it or by taking healthy supplements produced from the plant-based Quercetin. When Quercetin is in your body, it helps in a myriad of ways.
Health Benefits of taking Quercetin:
|Acts as an antihistamine|
Is an anti-inflammatory
|Lowers blood pressure|
|Helps prevent cancer|
|Maintains cardiovascular system|
|Reduce inflammation in bladder|
|Reduces hay fever|
|Improves prostate health|
Quercetin side effects:
Quercetin has been deemed safe to use. However, some people have reported head-aches or stomach-aches when taking large doses of Quercetin supplements. Quercetin should not be used by women during pregnancy or lactation, nor by people with kidney problems.