Chocolate might be the healthiest indulgence ever

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You might not intuitively think so, but chocolate is very rich in minerals. A standard 100 gram dark chocolate bar contains 98 percent of a person’s recommended daily value of manganese, 89 percent DV of copper, 67 percent DV of iron, 58 percent DV of Magnesium, 31 percent DV of phosphorous, 22 percent DV of Zinc, 21 percent DV of potassium, and 10 percent DV of selenium. We literally cannot survive without these minerals, and unfortunately many of us who live in modern civilizations are not getting the recommended amount through our diet.

Made up of more than just minerals, chocolate also contains the health-promoting compounds caffeine, theobromine, resveratrol, epicatechin, anandamide, tryptophan, phenylethylamine and polyphenol. These compounds are known to increase energy, focus, and positive feelings. The antioxidant content of chocolate is mindboggling too. Chocolate has the highest ORAC score, which is used to measure the antioxidant content of foods, of any commonly eaten whole food. It is estimated to have an ORAC of about 55,000, which is nearly three times that of blackberries, the highest fruit on the list. Antioxidants have been shown to reduce damage to cells and potentially contribute to the prevention of major diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

naturalnews.com

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Published in: on March 12, 2014 at 21:17  Comments (1)  
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  1. Brilliant! Just posted a yummy chocolate recipe so am very happy about this news!


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