Phenolic phytochemical

A phytochemical is a natural bioactive compound found in plant foods that works with nutrients and dietary fiber to protect against disease, including protection from toxins and carcinogens.

Phenol: Chemical compound found in plant products that acts as an antioxidant. The phenolics are one of the biggest groups of phytochemicals that are useful sources of natural antioxidants, such as phenolic diterpenes, flavonoids, tannins and phenolic acids

Many studies reported the potential health benefits of dietary phenolics from cocoa, coffee, red wine, tea, berries, citrus fruits, nuts, and vegetables The 3 most important groups of dietary phenolics are flavonoids, phenolic acids, and polyphenols.

Phenolic acids form a diverse group that includes the widely distributed hydroxybenzoic and hydroxycinnamic acids. Phenolic acids, a sub class of plant phenolics, possess phenol moiety and resonance stabilized structure which causes the H-atom donation results in antioxidant property through radical scavenging mechanism.

Phenolic polymers, commonly known as tannins, are compounds of high molecular weight that are divided into 2 classes: hydrolyzable and condensed tannins.

Polyphenols are the main source of dietary antioxidants, and are effortlessly absorbed in the intestine. Polyphenols, especially flavonoids are generally known as the antioxidant agent in plant extracts Multiple actions of phenolic components remove free radicals in the polar and lipid phase and inhibit different types of oxidizing enzymes. Long term use of diets rich in plant polyphenols may offer protection against cancers, neurodegenerative disorders and other diseases of cardiovascular system.
Phenolic phytochemical

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