9 CHOCOLATE

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Unformatted text preview: Cocoa products are recognized as a significant source of a number of compounds, including flavonoids, that may have health benefits. A recent review found that 5 of the 7 studies reported a reduced risk of heart and metabolic disorders for individuals who consumed high levels of chocolate. Participants with the highest chocolate intake had a 37 % reduced risk of heart disease and a 29 % reduced risk of stroke when compared to individuals with the lowest chocolate intake. The food groups spices and The food groups spices and herbs, nuts and seeds, berries, and fruit and vegetables all contain foods with very high antioxidant contents. Foods with the highest antioxidant contents mmol/100 g mmol/100 Ground Cloves 125.55 Dried Oregano 40.30 Ground Ginger 21.57 Turmeric Powder 15.68 Walnuts 13.13 Dried Basil 12.31 Ground Mustard 10.53 Curry Powder 9.98 Pecans 9.67 Baking Chocolate 8.88 Foods with the highest antioxidant contents mmol/serving mmol/serving Blackberries 5.75 Walnuts 3.72 Strawberries 3.58 Artichokes 3.56 Cranberries 3.13 Coffee 2.96 Raspberries 2.87 Pecans 2.74 Pecans Blueberries 2.68 Cloves 2.64 Grape Juice 2.56 Chocolate (baking) 2.52 Cranberry Juice 2.47 Sour Cherries 2.21 Red Wine 2.20 Rank Food Item Serving Size TAC 1 small red bean 1/2 cup 92 g 13,727 2 blueberry, wild 1 cup 144 g 13,427 3 red kidney bean 1/2 cup 92 g 13,259 4 pinto bean 1/2 cup 96 g 11,864 5 blueberry, cultivated 1 cup 144 g 9,019 6 cranberry 1 cup whole 95 g 8,983 7 artichoke 1 cup hearts 84 g 7,904 8 blackberry 1 cup 144 g 7,701 9 raisin 1/2 cup 85 g 7,291 10 raspberry 1 cup 123 g 6,058 11 strawberry 1 cup 166 g 5,938 12 apple, Red Delicious 1 fruit 138 g 5,900 13 apple, Granny Smith 1 fruit 138 g 5,381 14 pecan 28.4 g (1 oz) 5,095 15 potato, russet raw 1 potato 369 g 4,882 16 cherry, sweet 1 cup 145 g 4,873 17 plum, black 1 fruit 66 g 4,844 18 potato, russet cooked 1 potato 299 g 4,649 19 black bean 1/2 cup 52 g 4,181 20 plum, red 1 fuit 66 g 4,118 Of the 50 food products highest Of the 50 food products highest in antioxidant concentrations, 13 were spices, 8 were in the fruit and vegetables category, 5 were berries, 5 were chocolate­based, 5 were breakfast cereals, and 4 were nuts or seeds. On the basis of typical serving On the basis of typical serving sizes, blackberries, walnuts, strawberries, artichokes, cranberries, brewed coffee, raspberries, pecans, blueberries, ground cloves, grape juice, and unsweetened baking chocolate were at the top. Antioxidants Antioxidants Redoxactive phytochemicals protect against oxidative stress–related diseases. Foods with the highest antioxidant contents / serving size. Foods with the highest antioxidant contents / serving size. Product Antioxidant content mmol/serving Blackberries 5.746 Walnuts 3.721 Strawberries 3.584 Artichokes, prepared 3.559 Cranberries 3.125 Coffee 2.959 Raspberries 2.870 Pecans 2.741 Blueberries 2.680 Cloves, ground 2.637 Grape juice 2.557 Chocolate, baking, 2.516 Cranberry juice 2.474 Cherries, sour 2.205 Wine, red 2.199 Acai Acai Gogi Pomegranate Pomegranate Save the Earth. It’s the Save the Earth. It’s the Only Planet With Chocolate....
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