In fact, hot chocolate can be positive to one’s health. According to studies, hot cocoa contains more antioxidants than wine and tea, and may help to reduce the risk of heart disease. In a single serving of cocoa, researchers found 611 milligrams of gallic acid equivalents (GAE) and 564 milligrams of epicatechin equivalents (ECE), compared with 340 milligrams of GAE and 163 milligrams of ECE in red wine, and 165 milligrams of GAE and 47 milligrams of ECE in green tea.
Additionally, the flavonoids found in the cocoa have a positive effect on arterial health. A particular study shows high amounts of improvement in blood flow after drinking a flavanol-rich cocoa beverage. Flavonols may also help vessels dilate and help keep platelets from clustering on the blood vessel walls and can balance levels of compounds called eicosanoids, which may be beneficial to cardiovascular health.
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|FunFresh Foods – Sweet Moose Gourmet Hot Chocolate Organic Cocoa Chocolate Mint – 8 oz.|