Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hidden Benefits of Horse Chestnuts


Studies show that horse chestnuts may be key to the anti-aging process. New research shows horse chestnut to be a potent antioxidant. A study conducted by researchers at Middlesex University (UK) found that an extract of horse chestnut had one of the highest "active oxygen" scavenging abilities of 65 plant-based extracts tested, all of which were more powerful than vitamin E. This formidable plant is also rich in numerous flavonoids, including derivatives of quercetin and kaempferol, which help protect blood vessels. It's still too early to pinpoint all of its hidden health benefits, but horse chestnut is on the path to becoming a promising natural anti-aging ingredient.

5 Comments:

andrew said...

Great to know of the sources of vitamins which are so essential for the body.

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MarlyMS said...

Helo Ria, greetings from Fort Worth! I haven't tried eating horse chestnut. :)

Marly

idealpinkrose said...

great info! thanks for sharing sis!

Hua said...

Great post! I had no idea how beneficial horse chestnuts were in the aging process. I have never had them before but I'm going to give them a try.

Jessica said...

Vitamins are absolutrely essential for the body and are often neglected.

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