Monday, July 27, 2009

Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate and it's Health Benefits

Dark chocolate has a better nutritional profile than milk chocolate. In fact, the ORAC score of a serving of dark chocolate, which is a measure of a food's antioxidant capacity, is 13 mmol about double that of milk chocolate and 5-10 times greater than fruits and wine (Steinberg 2003). An additional benefit of dark chocolate versus milk chocolate is that the percentage of flavonoids that is absorbed is greater because the milk in milk chocolate reduces flavonoid intestinal absorption (Serafini 2003).

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1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Love the blog post :-)