Chocolate and Health Benefits: It’s in the Flavanols

October 8, 2017 by
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(Family Features) Every day, more and more health benefits are being associated with chocolate and Americans are in the know – nine in ten Americans are aware of the health benefits associated with cocoa and dark chocolate, according to HealthFocus. But, the truth is, the benefits come from the cocoa flavanols – not from how dark the chocolate is or the percent of cocoa, also known as cacao.

As you age, your blood vessels may become less flexible and less able to expand when needed to keep circulation running smoothly. Cocoa flavanols are scientifically proven to help support healthy circulation by helping your blood vessels stay flexible and expand as needed.

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Makes: 1 smoothie

1/2       cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt

1/2       cup skim milk

1/2       ripe banana

1/2       cup frozen raspberries

1          packet dark chocolate unsweetened CocoaVia Cocoa Extract Supplement

1          tablespoon almond butter

3          ice cubes


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