Unsweetened Cocoa Delivers Better Benefits Than Sugary Cocoa

Filed under: Health — @ March 28, 2007

I’m really excited to learn about a small study, which found that you can derive even more benefits from chocolate without having to down sugar at the same time.

You see, we keep hearing about all the benefits of dark chocolate or cacao, which contain a large amount of antioxidants or flavinoids — perhaps even more so than green tea, red wine or blueberries — but usually no one focuses on how adding sugar into the equation can offset any benefits you obtain.

But now Yale University researchers conducted a small study, which revealed that unsweetened cocoa improves blood vessels (helps with your heart function) better than sugary cocoa for overweight patients.

Find out more here.

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