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4 Ways To Support Cardiovascular & Heart Health

4 Ways To Support Cardiovascular & Heart Health

May 11

Did you know? Exercising at your target heart rate for at least 20 to 30 minutes can help you maximize the health benefits of your workout. There are 1,400 biochemical responses to stress. Research shows that daily consumption of ~450 mg cocoa flavanols can help support a healthy heart by...

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Cocoa vs. Chocolate: What’s The Difference?

May 3

Did you know? Cocoa flavanols have been clinically proven to improve memory and brain function, and studies show they support heart health. Milk chocolate is required to have 10% cocoa content, while baking chocolate has much higher cocoa content. Natural unsweetened cocoa powder contains some cocoa flavanols, but not nearly...

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The Relationship Between Epicatechin & Flavanols

Apr 20

Did you know? Cocoa contains (-)epicatechin, which research has shown to be a readily and quickly-absorbed form of the compound. Cocoa flavanols are part of a family of flavonoids. (-)-Epicatechin is a key bioactive component in the mixture of flavanols found in cocoa. Epicatechin, cocoa flavanols, and the flavonoid family...

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What Are Cocoa Flavanols?

Apr 12

Did you know? Cocoa flavanols have been shown to increase your body's natural supply of nitric oxide, a supermolecule that promotes healthy blood flow. Sources of cocoa flavanols include cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and cocoa beans. Most cocoa products don’t contain enough of cocoa flavanols for you to enjoy their...

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