Episode 23

What Are Polyphenols And Why Are They Good For Us? with Dr. Daniele Del Rio

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While everybody talks about the health benefits of antioxidants, they are part of a larger group of molecules that plants produce, the polyphenols. These large molecules not only have a wide range of health benefits for the plants that produce them, but also for our gut microbes and for our overall health. Together with fiber, polyphenols are probably the most important reason underlying the health benefits of a largely plant based diet.  There are few experts who are more qualified about this subject than Dr. Daniele Del Rio, who is an Associate Professor and the Head, School of Advanced Studies on Food and Nutrition University of Parma, Italy. He is a world renowned expert on the fascinating group of health promoting molecules called polyphenols.

If you want to learn more about Dr. Del Rio’s research and publications, go to http://loop.frontiersin.org/people/109503/overview