Just The Facts… Health & Chocolate

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Just The Facts… Health & Chocolate

Chocoholic: – n [chocolate + -oholic (as in alcoholic)](1968): a person who craves or compulsively consumes chocolate. – Webster’s Dictionary

“All we’ll have to do is give him a triple dosage of my wonderful Supervitamin Chocolate. Supervitamin Chocolate contains huge amounts of vitamin A and vitamin B…and, believe it or not, vitamin Z! The only two vitamins it DOESN’T have in it are vitamin S, because it makes you sick, and vitamin H, because it makes you grow horns on the top of your head, like a bull. But it does have a very small amount of the rarest and most magical vitamin of them all – vitamin Wonka… It’s most useful. He’ll be able to play the piano with his feet.”

Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

We all know that antioxidants have the power to reduce the risks of cancer and heart disease. It is especially amazing to note the amount that are present in chocolate compared to other well-known antioxidant rich foods such as teas, red wines, fruits, legumes and vegetables.

Check out the following chart published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Top Antioxidant Bearing Foods (ORAC* Units per 100 grams)

*ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is a measure of the ability of the foods to subdue harmful oxygen free radicals that can damage our bodies.

Dark Chocolate     13,120
Milk Chocolate     6,740
Prunes     5,770
Raisins     2,830
Blueberries     2,400
Blackberries     2,036
Kale     1,770
Strawberries     1,540
Spinach     1,260
Raspberries     1,220
Brussel Sprouts     980
Plums     949
Alfalfa Sprouts     930
Broccoli Florets     890
Oranges     750
Red Grapes     739
Red Bell Pepper     710
Cherries     670
Onion     450
Corn     400
Eggplant     390


Read More about the health benefits in Chocolate in my ebook – Gift From The Gods!

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About Michelle :-)

Michelle Hoffmann is the owner, editor and publisher of The 24KaratMarketer Ezine – http://free24karatmarketer.com, an online publication that is dedicated to helping marketers, new and experienced, succeed in their online businesses. She is also a mother, writer, photographer and student. Yes, she does it all!

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