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Chocolate Facts

Chocolate Facts

Did You Know Chocolate Can Be Healthy?

Cacao naturally contains beneficial chemicals:

  • Flavanols protect the lining of arteries, reduce blood clots, raise HDL, and lower LDL.
  • Arginine creates Nitric Oxide that regulates blood flow, blood pressure, and inflammation.
  • L-Theanine enhances cognition.
  • Phenylethylamine, Theobromine, and Anandamide improve mood.
  • Resveratrol protects the brain and nervous system, and reduces inflammation and oxidative stress.
  • Procyanidins improve glucose tolerance to prevent type 2 diabetes.
  • Polyphenols stimulate healthy microbes in the colon.
  • Lavado may reduce or block damage to nerve pathways in Alzheimer’s disease.

The proof is in the pod! A few examples of evidence-based research:

NOTE: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have not approved any health claims for cacao.