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How To Select Dark Chocolate

How To Select Dark Chocolate

Much has been written about dark chocolate and its health benefits in the last few years (although some of the studies have been funded by chocolate manufacturing companies!).

Dark chocolates are in the news because of the antioxidants (epicatechin and gallic acid) that are present in cocoa.  Theobromine, an alkaloid present in the cocoa plant is believed to dilate blood vessels.  Potential health benefits include reduced blood pressure and mood elevation.  Many of the other suggested health benefits are still under research.