Heart disease is a life-threatening condition that can nastily affect your quality of life. It can lead to cardiovascular events like stroke and heart attack.
Studies on quercetin’s heart-protective effects
The Journal of the American Heart Association recently published a study on quercetin. Taking quercetin supplements is an effective way to reduce blood pressure. They found that the daily intake of the phytonutrient significantly reduced the blood pressure of participants. The reductions were more pronounced in those who took quercetin at doses higher than 500 milligrams (mg) a day.
How to boost your quercetin intake
To increase your quercetin intake, add the following foods and drinks to your daily diet:
- citrus fruits
- red wine
- black tea