We have heard on the news repeatedly how dark chocolate is good for us. Studies continue to show benefits by consuming cocoa flavonoids. In the article “Benefits of Cocoa Flavanols on Heart Health Are Enhanced by Methylxanthines” study “Results indicate that drinks with cocoa flavanols either with or without methylxanthines improved diastolic blood pressure, flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), circulating angiogenic cells (CACs) and brachial pulse wave velocity (PWV).”

In the article “Cocoa Boosts Heart Health” by WebMD they had this to say about a cocoa flavonoid drink, “There is more sweet news about chocolate. A cup of cocoa a day may help drive heart disease away, researchers say. Overweight adults who drank a specially processed cocoa beverage significantly improved their blood vessel function in just two hours.

Improved blood function, in turn, mitigates the risk of cardiovascular disease, says researcher Valentine Yanchou Njike, MD, of the Yale Prevention Research Center in New Haven, Conn. Njike credits flavonoids, a group of antioxidant compounds also found in fruits and vegetables. The more flavonoid-rich foods you eat, the lower your risk of heart disease, he says.

Studies have shown flavonoids appear to benefit blood vessel function by influencing the body’s production of nitric oxide, which helps regulate blood vessel tone.”


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Medical News Bulletin,Benefits of Cocoa Flavanols on Heart Health Are Enhanced by Methylxanthines,1/20/2017,

WebMD, Cocoa Boosts Heart Health by Charlene Laino, 03/24/2007,