Does dark chocolate actually have strong antioxidant properties? ย 

Manoj Prasad

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People have always thought that dark chocolate was a great source of antioxidants, but the truth is a bit more complicated.ย 

Dark chocolate is good for you because it has a lot of cocoa, which is full of flavanols, which are found in plants.

Flavanols are like antioxidants; they might be able to get rid of free radicals, which are molecules that are bad for our health and can mess up our bodies.

Studies have shown that dark chocolate has a lot more flavanols than milk chocolate or white chocolate.

But flavanols aren't the only thing in dark chocolate that is good for you because they are antioxidants.ย 

The amount and strength of good-for-you compounds in cocoa beans can also be changed by how they are fermented and processed.

Choose high-quality dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa that has been processed as little as possible for the best antioxidant boost.

Keep in mind that dark chocolate is pretty high in calories and fat, even though it is good for you in some ways.

So, you might want to limit how much you eat to keep from getting fat or having health problems.

Don't forget that it's all about balance and eating well as a whole.