This is certainly going to bring a smile on the faces of all chocolate lovers! A new study has revealed an interesting fact about the mouth-watering eatable. It says that chocolate is healthier than many fruit juices and is a superfood in its own right.
This study was conducted by a US-based chocolate company. Further it elaborates that Superfoods are high in anti-oxidants and compounds that help prevent damage to healthy cells. Researchers from the Hershey Centre for Health & Nutrition in the US have discovered that powdered dark chocolate had more anti-oxidants and polyphenols. And it is believed to protect us from cancer and cardiac conditions.
To get more evident facts about the same they even compared single servings of dark chocolate, cocoa, and hot chocolate mix with fruit juices including acai berries, cranberries and pomegranates. The experiment in the end showed that both dark chocolate and cocoa was found to have more antioxidant activity and more flavonols than fruit.
And soon after the study Debra Millar, who led the study, said that chocolate should be labeled as a superfruit.
Source : TNN