Benefits of Polyphenols in Food

Concern for a healthy diet means that we are becoming more and more informed about the components present in the food we eat.

In this documentation of what we ingest, the presence of polyphenols is taking on special importance.

In Caña Nature you will find products with foods that enjoy their advantages. Do you already know the benefits they can bring to your body? We detail them in this article.

What are polyphenols?

Polyphenols are compounds developed by plants and plant foods, which stand out for their high concentration of antioxidants.

Antioxidants are beneficial for our body because they act against the negative effects of free radicals.

The cells of our body are oxygenated and produce these free radicals, which are essential for maintaining good health, but which also cause damage to the cells. Free radicals cause ageing or even the development of certain diseases.

The antioxidants present in compounds such as polyphenols are capable of slowing down the effect of free radicals. The body generates antioxidants on its own, but they are not enough. That is why acquiring them through food is the best way to take advantage of all their benefits.

Benefits we can reap from polyphenols

In addition to being powerful antioxidants, polyphenols also offer health benefits that are worth considering.

Some of the most important of these benefits are as follows:

  • They help blood circulation: Polyphenols have a vasodilatory effect, which relaxes the walls of arteries and veins. This makes it easier for the blood to flow better and our body’s circulation will benefit from this.
  • Effects against arteriosclerosis: Derived from the previous benefit, we can take advantage of their effects against arteriosclerosis. This disease is known for clogging arteries and promoting the accumulation of lipids. Polyphenols help to prevent the arteries from clogging and, as a result, prevent and slow down the effects of the disease.
  • They prevent obesity and diabetes: Thanks to the antioxidant and purifying properties of polyphenols, they prevent diabetes. They also help to stimulate insulin secretion and balance the glucose levels released by the liver. On the other hand, these compounds help transform fat into energy, rather than allowing it to accumulate in the body. This means that they also play a role in preventing obesity.

Foods containing polyphenols

Polyphenols are present in many foods, although one that stands out for its quantity is olive oil, especially if it is of the extra virgin variety.

At Caña Nature, we have recipes that make the most of this type of olive oil, such as gazpacho or fresh salmorejo. Therefore, if you choose any of them, as well as enjoying their delicious flavour, you will also enjoy all the benefits that polyphenols can bring to your body.

Other proposals that also have polyphenols and that you will find in Caña Nature are the different varieties of guacamole, as well as avocado pulp, which has 99% fresh avocado, grated tomato and our Mexican sauce.

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