Would you like to reduce your fibromyalgia and chronic illness pain? What about whole-body inflammation? Quercetin to the rescue! This vital nutrient’s super powers as an antioxidant include many other benefits, so read on to discover where to find it and what it can do.
Quercetin’s role as an antioxidant already clues us into the fact that it fights free radicals. Why is this important? Free radicals increase inflammation which leads to rapid aging. Who wants that? Some symptoms of this oxidative process include damage to cell, vessel, and muscle health.
Yep – heart disease and stroke are common factors connected to the oxidation process.
As mentioned, pain levels are related, too. The math is easy.
Increased Inflammation = Increased PAIN
Inflammation factors into many health challenges including diabetes, gout, eye health, cognitive dysfunction, cancer, allergies, skin conditions, asthma, blood sugar, blood pressure, and more.
This dynamic antioxidant can help with all of these and we’re not done yet. Check out what else it can do.
Studies have also shown improvements
for those dealing with leaky gut.
Where can we find it?
Here’s a short list of food sources of quercetin:
- Red onions
- Red Wine
- Dark Cherries (and other dark berries)
- Leafy greens – spinach/kale
- Olive oil
- Black tea
- Green tea
For more information on quercetin’s benefits, food sources, and supplement information, visit this Dr. Axe article on Quercetin.
Do you get enough of this super nutrient in your diet?
Share your thoughts – and especially your helpful tips – in the comments below!
Would you like to know WHERE to find a good source of quercetin? And, a recommendation of my favorite source? Check out this Quercetin follow-up article here!