Cocoa and dark chocolate have healthy fatty acids. Oleic acid, stearic acid, and palmitic acid are the main fats.
Antioxidant-rich cocoa. ORAC values are tested in a test tube and may not be biologically relevant.
NO instructs the arteries to relax, which decreases blood pressure by lowering blood flow resistance.
Dark chocolate with lycopene reduced total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides in a small trial.
This should reduce arterial cholesterol and heart disease risk over time.
Flavanols reduce UV damage, promote skin density and hydration, and improve blood flow.
High-flavanol cocoa improves brain blood flow in young adults. Cocoa improves attention, language learning, and memory.