Glutathione & Anthocyanins – Why Colour is Good for You?

 

ColourDid you see the article by Patrick Holford called “Why Colour is Good for You?”, do try to get a back copy of Optimum Nutrition. It covers:

  • The importance of Phytochemicals

  • Two types of Flavonoids

  • Flavonoids – more powerful than Vitamin C or E?

  • Other proven health benefits of Flavonoids

  • Adding colour to your diet.

You will see that one of the references for further reading was from our ‘own’ professors Ohlenschlager & Treusch: “Reduced glutathione and anthocyans – redox cycling and redox recycling in biological systems”

anthocyanin bowl of blackcurrant

A quote from the article: “The antioxidant properties of anthocyans becomes even more powerful when combined with other antioxidants, especially glutathione-related compounds. Glutathione is a key amino acid that exists within all body cells and is perhaps the most universal antioxidant, both on its own and also because it helps form key antioxidant enzymes, such as glutathione peroxidase and glutathione transferase.”