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Fennel and Apples contains the connexin-enhancing molecules, quercetin and kaempferol. Quercetin is a flavonol that has been shown to have anti-tumor properties. In addition to helping combat cancer, quercetin may also be beneficial for prostatitis, heart disease, cataracts, bronchitis, asthma, and various allergies and inflammatory disorders. Kaempferol has been shown to have antibacterial activity, studies have suggested it may be a chemopreventative agent, and it has been shown to be antinociceptive (pain relieving). Walnuts are an excellent source of the omega-3 fatty acid, linolenic acid and are high in manganese. Adding walnuts to your diet can be an important step in improving your cardiovascular health. In addition to their heart-protective monounsaturated fats, walnuts' concentration of omega-3 essential fatty acids is also responsible for the favorable effects walnut consumption produces on cardiovascular risk factors. Omega-3s benefit the cardiovascular system by helping to prevent erratic heart rhythms, making blood less likely to clot inside arteries (which is the proximate cause of most heart attacks), and improving the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol to potentially harmful (LDL) cholesterol.

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