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Polyphenols:

Polyphenols are a diverse group of phytonutrients that determine colours of the Polyphenols 1  Canadian Academy of Sports Nutrition.www.caasn.comfruits and vegetables, and protect the plants from diseases and invasion of external microorganisms. In fact, polyphenols are a part of defense mechanisms of the plants.

Polyphenols are classified into two major groups, flavonoids and phenolic compounds. A subtype of phenolic compounds is lignans, which are one of the major subclasses of phytoestrogens as well.

See “Flavonoids” and “Phenolic Compounds”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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