Studies show that dark chocolate can improve your health and lower the risk of heart disease.
Powerful source of antioxidants.
ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity. It’s a measure of the antioxidant activity of foods.
Basically, researchers set a bunch of free radicals (bad) against a sample of a food. UFABET And see how well the antioxidants in the food can disarm the free radicals.
Based on these studies, chocolate is considered rich in antioxidants. But the biological relevance of ORAC values is questioned. As it’s measure in a test tube and may not have the same effect in the body.
Research in humans does not always show the same range of antioxidant effects for chocolate. But experts say there isn’t enough evidence yet to say for certain.
Dark chocolate is load with organic compounds that are biologically active and function as antioxidants. These include polyphenols, flavanols and catechins among others. According to research, the polyphenols in dark chocolate may help lower some forms of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol when combined with other foods like almonds and cocoa.
One study show that cocoa and dark chocolate had more antioxidant activity, polyphenols. And flavanols than any other fruits tested. Which include blueberries and acai berries