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Daring Words. High Flavanol Dark Chocolate and the Brain

Dark Chocolate Stimulates the Brain Is High flavanol dark chocolate and the brain an unlikely pair?   According to a new study in the ‘Journal of Hypertension 2012’ high flavanol dark chocolate helps boost the brain providing a glimmer of hope for our growing population of the elderly and brain related disorders like Alzheimer’s and …

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The Impact Flavanoids Has On Colon Cancer

What does the impact of flavanoids have on colon cancer?   Studies on flavanol dietary intake and the impact they have on colon cancer has been ongoing for years and the results could be considered a toolkit to preventing this disease. One study completed in 2009 showed that certain types of flavanols (quercetin, epicatechin, and catechin) …

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Dark Chocolate Is Good For Diabetics

A clinical study reported in Journal of Diabetic Medicine shows the difference between the good chocolate with high polyphenols (high flavanoids or plant based antioxidants) and bad chocolate with low polyphenols. Dark chocolate is good for diabetics.

High Antioxidants And Weight Loss

Diets that are rich in fruits and vegetables, high antioxidants, help the body to neutralize oxidative stress and free radical damage to the cells in your body. Our bodies produce antioxidants naturally but as we age our bodies stop making their own and it is imperative that we get them from our diets. Without antioxidants the body endures continuous cell damage opening the door to chronic illness and other ‘age related’ diseases.