07 Feb '11, 10pm

Eat your chocs

CHOCOLATE lovers will be happy to know that new research has found that chocolate is a rich source of antioxidants and contains more polyphenols and flavanols than fruit juice. The research findings are published in the open access journal Chemistry Central Journal. It is widely known that fruit contains antioxidants that are beneficial to health. When researchers at the Hershey Center For Health And Nutrition compared the antioxidant activity in cocoa powder and fruit powders, they found that there was more antioxidant capacity and a greater total flavanol content in the cocoa powder. Similarly, when they compared the amount of antioxidants in dark chocolate, cocoa, hot chocolate mix and fruit juices, they found that both dark chocolate and cocoa had a greater antioxidant capacity and a greater total flavanol and polyphenol content than the fruit juices. However, hot choc...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Health/Healthbites/EDC110208-0...

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