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The importance of polyphenols

What are polyphenols?

Polyphenols are important micronutrients found in a variety of plant-based food and drinks.

There are more than 8,000 different types of polyphenols!

They provide multiple health benefits due to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, such as supporting circulation, muscle recovery and immune function.

Polyphenols in sport

Anti-inflammatory properties may help reduce muscle damage in certain situations.

They may also reduce the risk of respiratory-tract illness, a common infection in footballers and other athletes.

They are therefore important to consume regularly, particularly during heavy phases of training and competition, where the risk of illness is increased.

Polyphenol sources

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