What are Polyphenols?

What are Polyphenols?

March 31, 2023

If you’ve researched whole foods much, you’ve likely come across the term “polyphenols.” But what are polyphenols, and why are they important?  

Polyphenols are a category of plant compounds that act as antioxidants, which can neutralize harmful free radicals. Because of this, polyphenols may offer various health benefits, from boosting brain health and digestion to protecting against heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even some cancers.

There are many sources of polyphenols, such as dark chocolate, tea, apples, oats, and turmeric. There are several categories of polyphenols, including flavonoids, phenolic acids, and polyphenolic amides.1

To learn more about polyphenols and their role in aging, click the link below to listen to one of our favorite longevity experts, Dr. David Sinclair, interviewed on the Lewis Howes podcast. 

Learn more and listen to the podcast here.

Footnotes and Sources

1.  Webmd.com, November 23, 2022