Yes, I’m talking about chocolate. We often forget it’s made from the seeds of a fruit. Dark chocolate is packed with high-quality antioxidants (like Quercetin and Resveratrol) that destroy dangerous free radicals damaging cell membranes, tampering with DNA and causing cell death. Antioxidants protect against heart disease and stroke by improving blood vessel health and lowering blood pressure. They have been shown to reduce inflammation (a pre-cursor to many diseases), improve memory and cognition, increase insulin sensitivity (guarding against the on-set of diabetes) and inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Not bad, right? And that’s just the antioxidants. Cacao is chock full of healthy stuff. If you’re still looking for a reason to get your daily dose of chocolate, check out our Chocolate + Health page with links to the latest studies.
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