Do you easily get bruised?
That could be an indication you need to include more flavonoids and vitamin C in your diet.
Flavonoids and Vitamin C help protect blood vessels from rupture or leakage, without them the capillary walls may start to leak and to much protein and fluids escapes.
Researchers believe that flavonoids and Vitamin C they are working together by improving each others antioxidant activity.
If you are a woman and also suffer from heavy periods It can be a sign that you need to eat a lot more fruit and vegetables.
Other symptoms to look out for are breast tenderness, frequent colds and infections, haemorrhoids and thread veins.
Flavonoids are substances found in plants and they are basically responsible for all the brilliant colours of yellow, orange, red, blue and purple in fruits, berries and vegetables.
Good sources are dark coloured berries like blueberries, bilberries and blackberries, as well as grapes.
If it got a fab (natural) colour you want to eat it!
There are also a lot of flavonoids in the pith and peel of citrus fruits.
A great way to make sure you get enough flavonoids is so to add some grated lime or other citrus fruit to your soup, stew or in your smothie.
Cooking destroys some of the activity so it’s best to add it at the end.