|Dark Chocolate Almond Bark, high in polyphenols |
which raise HDL levels (good cholesterol) in your body.
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Findings reveal that “Chocolate contains polyphenols which can rev up the activity of certain proteins, including proteins that attach to the genetic material DNA in ways that boost HDL levels” according to the new study released by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Credit for those heart-healthy effects goes to a cadre of antioxidant compounds in cocoa called polyphenols, which are particularly abundant in dark chocolate.
Don’t stop taking your cholesterol medicine and start eating twice the amount of chocolate, but don’t feel guilty for that occasional indulgence.
Have a sweet day!