TY - CHAP A1 - Shang Yazhen A2 - Wang Wenju A3 - Zhu Panpan A4 - Ye Yuanyuan A5 - Dai Panpan A6 - Zhao Wusen A7 - Wang Yanling ED1 - Farid A. Badria ED2 - Anthony Ananga Y1 - 2020-03-11 PY - 2020 T1 - Anthocyanins: Novel Antioxidants in Diseases Prevention and Human Health N2 - Flavonoids with over 6000 natural colorful compounds are a unique class of phytonutrients found in almost all vegetables, fruits, and herbs. This book discusses the nature and role of these compounds by studying the molecular mechanism of flavonoids using spectroscopy and computational tools. The book also addresses the characteristics of natural vs. synthetic colors from both chemical and biological points of view. More importantly, a lengthy chapter explains in full detail the usefulness of these natural coloring properties to provide a safe, efficient, and economic therapy and/or prophylaxis of many health problems, e.g. obesity and cardiovascular disorders. This book poses a balance between developments in scientific research and the idea that researchers must be able to absorb and link scientific advances with clinical practice so that the management of diseases can be based on sound physiological concepts. BT - Flavonoids SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.89746 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.89746 SN - 978-1-78923-974-4 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-16 ER -