Antioxidants of Chocolate
Rich Dark Chocolate
Chocoholic’s Favorite Antioxidant
Dark chocolate has four times as much antioxidant as compared to black tea. Dark chocolate may be higher than a cup of green tea, approximately 42 mg to 50 mg of catechins. Studies have found that dark chocolate had 53.5 mg of catechins (a polyphenolic antioxidant plant metabolite) per 100 gm.
This is good news for chocoholics. Eat your chocolate and be healthy too. Dark chocolate that is and in moderation.
White chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate eaten with milk will be low in antioxidant. Milk may interfere with the absorption of antioxidants from chocolate. Eat a piece of dark chocolate with a glass of water and your body will love you for it.
Antioxidants gobble up free radicals, destructive molecules that are implicated in heart disease and other ailments. Enjoy a piece of dark chocolate a day and it will lower with high blood pressure as well. According to Dirk Taubert, MD, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Cologne, Germany.
What makes this chocolaty, mouth watering ecstasy so healthy? It is the cocoa (or cacao). This ingredient is rich in antioxidant flavonoids. The higher the cocoa content the higher the flavonoids.
Being a confessed chocoholic, I love everything about this smooth, sensual, creamy confection. My problem is I can go on a eating fringy when it comes to chocolate. The key is moderation.
I love milk chocolate, but dark chocolate is good too. Enjoying a small piece of high content cocoa (or cacao) a day for better health is just what this chocoholic ordered.
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