Phenolic Compounds as Health Promoters
Luís R. Silva1,2*
1CICS - UBI - Health Sciences Research Centre, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
2CPIRN-UDI/IPG, Center of Potential and Innovation of Natural Resources, Research Unit for Inland Development (UDI), Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Portugal
*Corresponding Author: Luís R. Silva, CICS - UBI - Health Sciences Research Centre, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal,the email: email@example.com.
March 24, 2022; Published: March 24, 2022
Natural-based products have been used since ancient times to treat various ailments, such as colds, pain, gastrointestinal disorders, and hypertension. It is not surprising that this trend continues to increase worldwide . Epidemiological studies show that a high consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of major chronic diseases [2-4]. In addition to vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibre, phenolic compounds, particularly flavonoids, have attracted considerable interest in recent years as possible contributors to these protective effects [5,6].
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