Foods Rich In Luteolin And Other Flavonoids
Parsley, Artichoke, Basil, and Celery
Apigenin and Luteolin are found in parsley, artichoke, basil, and celery. Both have shown the ability to protect cells against cancer and also to inhibit DNA oxidative damage. In a study on antioxidant potency, apigenin proved more effective than vitamin C in reducing oxidative damage to DNA. When measured against 27 citrus flavonoids, luteolin had the most anti-proliferative activities against tumors.
Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Rosemary
Indole-3-carbinol (I3C), luteolin and caffeic acid also fight HCAs. Rosemary contains at least two different types of luteolin. I3C is extracted from cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.
Onions, Grapes, and Green Beans
Quercetin is a common polyphenol/phytoestrogen found in vegetables such as onions, grapes and green beans. In one experiment, quercetin, luteolin and caffeic acid “were found to clearly suppress the formation of both MelQx and PhIP (HCAs). . . ” Experiments on HCA inhibitors like luteolin have been done in vitro and in vivo, using both animal and human tissue.
Mexican Oregano (Dried)
Perhaps the most concentrated source of luteolin is in Mexican Oregano (dried). While Fresh, Oregano contains roughly 1mg/100g of luteolin, Mexican Dried Oregano contains 1028mg/100g of luteolin. Mexican Dried Oregano also contains 17mg/100g of Apigenin and 42mg/100g of Quercetin.
We simply cannot eat enough parsley, artichoke, Mexican oregano, or cabbage to get these beneficial flavonoids in our bodies. We would have to be eating all day long! For most people, especially those with already healthy diets and no neurological disorders, you may get the benefits by increasing the foods in your diet with natural sources of luteolin.
For those suffering from inflammation, neurological disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ALS, Parkinson's, or other similar ailments, you may want to try Luteolin based dietary supplements.