Benefits of Dark Chocolateby Healthy Chocolate Nbg on 07/18/11
Everyone has heard all the hype about the benefits of dark chocolate, however, before you go out and grab yourself a chocolate candy bar or a slice of chocolate cake, there are some important facts you need to know about the benefits of dark chocolate.
Not All Dark Chocolate Share The Same Benefits
Cacao or chocolate in the "raw" is extremely rich in antioxidants and flavanoids. The antioxidant power in foods are measured using what is called an ORAC scale (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). Unprocessed Cacao has an ORAC value of 26,000 per 100 grams. In contrast, Prunes has an ORAC of 5,770, Blue Berries has an ORAC value of 2,400, while raw spinach has an ORAC value of 1,260.
Antioxidants are very sensitive to heat. That's why nutritionists always recommend FRESH fruits and vegetables. The cooking process kills most, if not all of the antioxidants, hince, killing most of the nutritional value of the cooked fruits and vegetables. The same goes for raw cacao or raw chocolate. The Dutching process, a "heat based" process, which is used by major chocolate manufacturers, kills most, if not all the antioxidants, leaving their chocolate products with little to no nutritional value. Once they introduce milk and sugars to their recipies, they end up with what they are currently marketing and selling - chocolate candy!
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The USDA recommends a Daily Antioxidant Intake Range of 3,000 to 5,000 ORAC (antioxidant healthy foods) as a minimum to cope with the average rate of bodily oxidation. Those who have more active lifestyles, require higher levels of antioxidants. If you exercise often, drink alcohol, have diabetes, and / or live a busy / stressful life, thn the amount of antioxidant healthy foods (ORAC) you consume needs to be doubled or tripled.
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