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Apr/May 2012
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Chocolate
The Newest Health Food?
There are now even
more reasons for
chocolate lovers to
rejoice! As more
amazing research
news comes in
about chocolate,
the substance is
moving from a bad-
for-you candy to an
important health
food. Those of us
who had always
continued to indulge
in occasional
chocolate treats can
stop feeling guilty
and now easily
justify our cravings.
Tere are now even more reasons for
chocolate lovers to rejoice
!
As more
amazing research news comes in about
chocolate, the substance is moving from
a bad
-
for
-
you candy to an important
health food
.
Tose of us who had always
continued to indulge in occasional
chocolate treats can stop feeling guilty and
now easily justify our cravings
.
You may have already heard that chocolate
contains benefcial favonoids and
antioxidents
.
Flavonoids are naturally
-
occurring compounds found in plant foods
that are full of recognized health benefts
.
Tere are more than 4,000 favonoid
compounds, which are a subgroup of a
large class called polyphenols
.
Phenols are