2. Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Phytochemicals found in Kudzu have disease prevention properties, including reducing the risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease. Regular consumption of flavonoid has been shown in lab experiments and in dietary studies to reduce mortality from coronary artery disease. The compound seems to help keep artery walls supple, and prevent the buildup of fats and plaque in the arteries. This allows the blood to move freely through the body and prevents risky clots. Studies have also shown that consumption of all varieties of flavonoids reduces the total blood cholesterol levels, as well as the plasma total cholesterol and the LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream.