Dark Chocolate (Cacao) is PACKED with antioxidants

Dark Chocolate (Cacao) is PACKED with antioxidants

As mentioned earlier, Dark chocolate really comes from fruit – the cacao fruit.  Due to its real origin, it is often compared with other superfoods out there.  In fact, there are many antioxidant charts that show the power of cacao and it’s stronger than blueberries and red wine!

Antioxidants have the power to reduce the risks of cancer and heart disease. It is amazing to note the abundance of antioxidants present in chocolate in comparison to other well-known antioxidant rich foods. Among these are teas, red wines, fruits, legumes and vegetables. Check out the following chart published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

A phrase we often use at sweetriot is dark chocolate per day, keeps the doctor away-yum!

http://www.sweetriot.com/cacaofun/health_facts.php

Moral of the story – next time you are reaching for an apple, you may want to find dark chocolate instead!

 

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Sarah Endline

Sarah is an advocate of socially responsible business and cacao and has spoken at elite conferences and events around the world including Harvard Business School, Whole Foods, the University of Michigan, Net Impact, The Leadership Gathering, AIESEC, the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, and the GEL Design Conference.

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