Not sure how to choose the chocolate with the most antioxidants? Read on. Foods high in antioxidants are often called “super-foods” because they have additional health properties beyond their nutritional value. Chocolate, especially dark varieties with cocoa content of at least 72% has been shown to have heart-protecting properties. However, chocolate used in food processing is often treated with alkali to mollify the astringency of natural cocoa. Studies show that such treatment, called alkalization, often reduces amount of flavonols, powerful antioxidants beneficial for your heart, by as much as 80%!
How do you know if your chocolate has been treated with alkali?
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