We always hear of dark chocolates being good for the heart. True, but do you know that here are about two times more antioxidant in an unprocessed cocoa seed than the dark chocolate we can buy in packages from stores? Being processed, cocoa looses 90% of polyphenols/flavanoids when roasted.
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Polyphenols are chemicals from plants that had been proven to have significant health benefits that could prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetis and high blood pressure according to the American Cancer Society (Livestrong.com).
Health Benefits of Eating Dark Cocoa Backed by Scientific Studies: