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163: Dr. Gundry: “What the HECK are polyphenols?”

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Dark Chocolate. Olive oil. Red wine.

What do these three foods all have in common?

If you guessed polyphenols, then you are absolutely RIGHT. 

On this episode, I talk all about these amazing micronutrients, what they can do for your health, why my critics are WRONG about them, and the best (and worst) sources of polyphenols out there. 

I also invite you to join me in celebrating all the wonderful benefits of polyphenols on July 11th, which is National Polyphenol Day. It’s a holiday my team created to educate folks about polyphenols — and it happens to also be my birthday! 

Thank you to today’s sponsor, Allform! Visit Allform.com/GUNDRY for 20% off your custom furniture order! 

 

On this episode you’ll learn:

  • How polyphenols can help protect YOU from environmental stressors as well (1:00) 
  • The real reason leaves “change colors” in the fall (you’ll never doubt the power of polyphenols again)(2:30)
  • What all great winemakers know about polyphenols – and how to choose grapes with the most protective properties (4:30)
  • The real reason I LOVE olive oil (it has nothing to do with the healthy fats) – and my potency trick for testing the quality of your olive oil (5:00)
  • The newest cutting-edge info about polyphenols (and why they’re even MORE powerful than we thought) (7:30)
  • One polyphenol misconception you MUST ignore – and the amazing benefits these nutrients can have on your gut (12:00)
  • Why the COLOR of your food matters – and how the blue zones prove it (15:00)
  • Why I always say “more bitter, more better” – and how following this rule can transform your health (21:00)
  • How to support your heart health by eating CHOCOLATE (but you must follow THESE rules)(22:00)
  • Why you should look for THESE labels on your next bottle of wine – and two of my favorite wine companies (25:00)
  • 3 polyphenol-rich foods that I do NOT recommend and why (29:00)

Mentioned on this episode:

The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get‑Up‑and‑Go Has Got up and Gone  – (pre-order here!)  

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About Dr. Gundry

Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned heart surgeon and New York Times bestselling author of “The Plant Paradox” and “The Plant Paradox Cookbook.”

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