I recently read an article called Chocolate unsuitable for cocoa flavanol delivery despite new heart health pros, says Mars-backed consortium by Oliver Nieburg+, 10-Sep-2015. It states that “Cocoa flavanols have been tied to lowering blood pressure and heart disease risk in new research by a Mars-backed project, but study authors say chocolate is too calorific to be a delivery vehicle.” It really caught my attention because I have been eating a flavanol rich low calorie dark chocolate for over six years and seeing significant health benefits personally.
The chocolate I have been eating is called Beyond chocolate made by Healthy Chocolate Co. out of Reno, Nevada. This “Healthy Chocolate” is a high antioxidant, flavonoid rich dark chocolate made with a patented cold press method that does NOT HEAT the cacao. This keeps in the flavanols from the original raw cacao bean. Clearly a high flavanol chocolate already exisits and is available for purchase to the average consumer online.
Instead of having the waxes, fillers and processed sugars like you find in candy chocolate, Beyond Healthy Chocolate is sweetened with acai and blueberry. This chocolate is diabetic friendly, most is gluten free and the Beyond chocolate power square is just 33 calories, perfect as a diet or health food.
Beyond Product: X-Power Square
Flavonoids per Serving: 2,016 mg
Antioxidants per Serving: 112,120
Beyond Product: Xobiotic Square
Flavonoids per Serving: 3,170 mg
Antioxidants per Serving: 222,450
Beyond Product : Nugget
Flavonoids per Serving: 2,800 mg
Antioxidants per Serving: 131,000
Beyond Product: XoLove Bite
Flavonoids per Serving: 1,580 mg
Antioxidants per Serving: 163,300
There is a great explanation of the health benefits of flavonoids and flavanols in the article “Heart Health Benefits Of Chocolate” by Cleveland Clinic. “Flavanols are the main type of flavonoid found in cocoa and chocolate. In addition to having antioxidant qualities, research shows that flavanols have other potential influences on vascular health, such as lowering blood pressure, improving blood flow to the brain and heart, and making blood platelets less sticky and able to clot.” It is clear why it is so important to eat flavonoid rich chocolate.
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Heart Health Benefits of Chocolate, Cleveland Clinic, http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/prevention/nutrition/food-choices/benefits-of-chocolate