polyphenol

noun
poly·phe·nol | \ˌpä-lē-ˈfē-ˌnōl, -fi-ˈnōl\

Definition of polyphenol 

: a polyhydroxy phenol especially : an antioxidant phytochemical

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polyphenolic \ˌpä-lē-fi-ˈnō-lik, -ˈnä- \ adjective

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Promote healthy digestion: Apple polyphenols and fiber may also bolster the microbiome in your gut. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Good Housekeeping, "Why Apples Are One of the Best Fruits You Can Possibly Eat," 23 Mar. 2018 The specific content of health-promoting polyphenols does vary by type (or cultivar) of apples, like Braeburn, Honeycrisp, Empire, or Golden Delicious. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Good Housekeeping, "Why Apples Are One of the Best Fruits You Can Possibly Eat," 23 Mar. 2018 The polyphenol-rich mangos have the added benefit of reducing intestinal inflammation. Sheah Rarback, miamiherald, "Ubiquitous mangos taste good - and are good for you, too," 29 June 2018 For non-wine drinkers, these polyphenols are found in drinks like coffee, green and black tea, orange juice, and lemon juice, along with fruits like blueberries, raspberries, cherries, and kiwi. Sunset, "Can Your Favorite Red Wine Help Your Pearly Whites?," 22 Jan. 2018 Walnuts, especially, contain high amounts of polyphenols, phytochemicals that have antioxidant properties. Allison Horton, miamiherald, "Want to reduce your odds of getting cancer? Stay active, lose weight and eat healthy | Miami Herald," 25 May 2018 Hibiscus, the tropical plant rich in polyphenols, is here to support liver function, metabolism, and perhaps even mood. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "These Dirty Lemon x Vogue Detox Tonics Are an Immune-Boosting Antioxidant Dream," 27 Apr. 2018 Help your heart: By reducing cholesterol, the high polyphenol content from frequent apple consumption could also lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Good Housekeeping, "Why Apples Are One of the Best Fruits You Can Possibly Eat," 23 Mar. 2018 Its polyphenols are believed also to keep diabetes at bay. Marygrace Taylor, Woman's Day, "These 10 Foods Are Cheaper and Healthier Than Pricey 'Superfoods'," 24 Nov. 2014

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First Known Use of polyphenol

1894, in the meaning defined above

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polyphenol

noun
poly·phe·nol | \ˌpäl-i-ˈfē-ˌnōl, -ˌnȯl, -fi-ˈ \

Medical Definition of polyphenol 

: a polyhydroxy phenol especially : an antioxidant phytochemical (as chlorogenic acid) that tends to prevent or neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals

Other Words from polyphenol

polyphenolic \-fi-ˈnō-lik, -ˈnäl-ik \ adjective

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