Polyphenols are naturally occurring compounds that are present in plants that have high amounts of antioxidants. When consumed and transmitted into the human body, polyphenols can protect your skin against ultraviolet radiation in the same way it does to plants. It also slows down the aging of skin cells, inflammation, and also helps maintain normal blood circulation.
Although there is no specific recommended daily intake (RDI) for polyphenols, a study conducted in 2013 found that taking at least 650 mg of polyphenols a day increased one’s life span. Raw fruits and vegetables, especially olives, artichokes, and berries, are generally the best source of polyphenols in any situation. However, if you are not a fan of consuming significant amounts of fiber a day, then this can be a problem. So, with these 10 seasonings, spice up your meals and turn them into foods high in polyphenols.
Native to eastern Indonesia, the dried flowers of cloves are used in flavoring both food and drinks. It is usually paired with cumin or cinnamon and is used in meat marinades, curry, and lemon tea. Cloves have reportedly the highest amount of polyphenols, having more than 15,000 mg for each 100 g.