- July 1st, 2014
If you’ve got a case of the sniffles, consider adding onions and pineapple to your next meal. Quercetin, often sourced from yellow onions, is a commonly used natural antihistamine; its absorption into the body is increased when taken with bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapples that breaks up existing mucus and prevents more from developing.
- January 1st, 2013
What it is: Quercetin is a flavonoid found in fruits, vegetables, leaves, and grains. It is known to be one of the most active flavonoids.
[ Natural Sources ]
Red wine, onions, green tea, apples, berries, Ginkgo biloba, St. John’s wort, and American elder are all great sources of quercetin.
[ Benefits ]What good does this most active flavonoid accomplish?
- October 1st, 2010
Packed with anti-inflammatory polyphenols and carotenoids, quercetin offers superb free-radical protection and even cancer-preventing potential.By Jolene Hart
- December 1st, 2009
Chemical warfare isn’t always a bad thing: Fruits and vegetables use their phytochemicals for protection as they grow, and once inside us, these same compounds have potent antioxidant and anticancer properties, says Michael Seidman, MD, director of wellness at the Henry Ford Health System’s Center for Integrative Medicine in Detroit.By Matthew Kadey, RD