We’ve all heard about the studies that say chocolate improves your mood, so I wasn’t surprised to find that listed as a benefit of consuming cocoa. What I was surprised to learn is that cocoa is a nutrient-dense food...In just 1 Tablespoon (with a measly 12 calories) it contains 20 different vitamins and minerals! Wow! In addition, it contains anti-oxidants that help bind free radicals. But it also contains another kind of anti-oxidant called flavonoids that help out with blood pressure and cholesterol.
So, consumed in moderation, cocoa actually has many health benefits. It’s the butter and sugar that are usually with it that you have to watch out for! –Mellyn
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