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Polyphenols

Polyphenols are chemical compounds, synthesized by plants that can benefit human health.

The most common sources of these compounds are cocoa, vegetables, fruit and teas.

Polyphenols are known to possess a wide variety of health properties such as (1):

  • antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-carcinogenic
  • protection from oxidative stress

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