Metabolic health is key when it comes to supporting whole-body well-being, including heart health, blood sugar levels, and even immunity. And amongst the variety of ways to measure your metabolic markers—blood sugar, triglyceride, and LDL cholesterol levels and blood pressure, to name a few—there’s one key metric you might want to focus on more: your uric acid levels. (Don't worry; we'll explain exactly what this means.)
As board-certified neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D., author of Drop Acid, explains on the mindbodygreen podcast, reducing uric acid is “a secret to regaining control over your metabolic health.” And guess what? Important bioflavonoids can help balance your levels. Below, Perlmutter shares his all-time favorite antioxidant for doing just that.